For immediate publication
Friday 11th September 2015
Attention: News desks
ALEX SALMOND SAYS GOOD LUCK TO THE TURRA LOONS CLIMBING KILIMANJARO
Alex Salmond MSP (Aberdeenshire East) has wished four young men from Turriff all the best ahead of the charity climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Craig Stronach (25), Jamie Robertson (25), James Murdoch (24) and Rob Ritchie (25), known as the “Purple Cobras”, are close group of childhood friends who decided challenge themselves and climb the highest mountain in Africa to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland.
They begin their climb on Sunday (13th September) and plan to reach the top by Thursday morning, just in time to watch the sunrise.
The Cobras have already raised more than £14,000 and hope to raise even more by the time they reach the summit.
Commenting, Mr Salmond said:
“As many of you may know, Alzheimer Scotland is a charity very close to my heart.
“I know first-hand how important the charity is and how hard the people at Alzheimer Scotland work to help those living with Alzheimer’s.
“Craig, Jamie, James and Rob have set themselves an enormous challenge – quite literally. It’s great to see they have already surpassed their £12,000 target!
“Good luck boys, you’re doing Turra proud!”
You can support the Purple Cobras at: https://www.justgiving.com/PurpleCobrasClimbKili