Perthshire beauty Katharine Brown is preparing to reach new heights for Scotland’s ex-servicemen and women.
The Dunblane-born former Miss Scotland and Miss UK was named Erskine’s Young Ambassador last year and has taken part in a number of fund-raisers for the charity.
However, on March 26, she will climb to the top of Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh, the home of Heart of Midlothian Football Club, before whizzing back down on a giant zip wire.
From more than 80 feet in the air, the 23-year-old tennis coach and model will be propelled at high speed from the Roseburn Stand to the pitch below.
A self-confessed daredevil, Katharine is looking forward to the hair-raising stunt, but admitted it is was not something for the faint-hearted. She is hoping to raise more than £1000.
“The event is going to be a lot of fun, but I know there will be a few nerves when I get to the top,” she told The Courier.
“I’m a bit of a daredevil and love challenging myself both mentally and physically I can’t think of a better way to raise funds for a cause I care so much about.
“I would urge anyone who can afford it to donate, I hope to smash through my £1000 target and promise to keep a big smile on my face the whole way down.”
You can support Katharine online at www.virginmoneygiving.com. Erskine provides specialist nursing and dementia care for former members of the armed forces.
Founded in 1916, the charity has cared for over 75,000 ex-service men and women through two world wars and more recent conflicts and peace-keeping initiatives.
This year it will care for over 1350 veterans in residential care home in Bishopton, Erskine, Glasgow and Edinburgh.