Action man Dan hits new heights
Scary pylon climb
Queen of the South community officer Dan Armstrong is glad to be on terra firma after climbing the club’s floodlights for charity Daredevil Dan Armstrong has become a real action man at Queen of the South.
He has been raising cash for charity by tackling a host of events including clambering up the Palmerston stadium floodlights.
The club’s community officer is trying to raise £1,000 for Cash for Kids.
And he had to show a head for heights when he braved the pylon climb.
He said: “I would never do the floodlight stunt again.”
Dan also had to live on just a fiver for a week and ended up losing six pounds in weight.
He also carried a child on his back for an hour without the kid’s feet touching the ground.
Dan added: “The idea is to raise £1,000 for Cash for Kids who then give a grant back to the sports club to help us run children’s events such as the Breakfast Club.
“We are a community club and have been working on a lot of projects to help children in our area.
“So, basically, we are sent a lot of challenges by the public.
“The toughest task I did was trying to live on £5 for a week I spent it all in one day!
“Basically, I bought pasta and lived on spaghetti hoops and I found it very difficult.
“I could not concentrate and found it hard to get to sleep, but kids are going through that regularly right now which is atrocious.
“We are trying to conquer hunger in children and that is what kept me going when I was struggling to cope.
“I lost half a stone and had headaches which were ridiculous, so I got to know how it feels for these poor kids.”