Ac­tion man Dan hits new heights

Scary py­lon climb

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS - Kenny Mac­Don­ald

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.”

High anx­i­ety

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