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Fundraisers plan flying visit to conquer La Concha

Two team members, Stephanie and Colin Hutton.
Two team members, Stephanie and Colin Hutton. / SUR
  • A group of hikers will travel from Scotland, climb Marbella's iconic peak and fly home on the same day for a cancer charity

A group of ten adventurers from Scotland are training for an intense 17-hour trip on Saturday 31 March. In order to raise funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity in Glasgow, the group will climb the La Concha mountain in Marbella, whose peak stands at 1,200 metres above sea level.

The view from the top will be their only chance to do any sightseeing however, as the climbers plan to fly in from Scotland and fly home again all on the same day.

They set themselves the goal of raising £10,000 and earlier this week they announced that half of the sum had already been donated.

One of the climbers is Stephanie Hutton, 33, whose mother Claire has been undergoing chemotherapy at the Beatson Cancer Centre. She stressed the important work carried out there and how they want to raise as much money as possible for the centre.

“They perform amazing, life-saving work every day and provide incredible support to families. Throughout everything in the last 18 months the Beatson has been there every step of the way and I would urge anyone who has been touched by cancer in any way to donate to this fantastic cause,” said Stephanie.