A Cambuslang fundraiser has hired a 300ft crane for people to jump off while dressed as Santa Claus.
Derek McEwan ( 40) has organised a Santa Bungee Jump to raise money for the Yorkhill Children’s Charity.
He used to hold the annual event in Perthshire but last year brought it to the Braehead Centre in Glasgow and hired a 300ft crane.
This year’s jump will take place on Saturday, November 28, but all participants have to be wearing the red and white suit, including a white beard, in order to take part.
The event is a partnership between the Catherine McEwan Foundation and Yorkhill Children’s Charity.
Derek started the Foundation to honour his mother, Catherine, who died at the age of 38 from Crohns disease.
It is now in its 12th year, having raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for various good causes throughout that time.
Derek, who was just 16 when his mother passed away, is hoping this jump, which is the fourth he has organised, will break the record from last year which saw £25,000 raised.
He said: “We had 50 people who did the jump last year and we raised £25,000 and we are looking to break the record this year. It is a bit of fun on at SOAR at Intu Braehead where everyone gets dressed as Santa and jumps from 300ft.
“We have a partnership with Yorkhill Children’s Charity and it will help the children who suffer from Crohns and Colitis disease.
“We are inviting as many people as possible to come down and support as well as getting as many people involved. We are hoping we can get more people involved to increase the amount of money we raise.
“In December we will be kicking off our 13th year. It has been a successful 12 months and last year everyone had a fantastic time at the Santa Bungee.
“We saw how much of a success the Santa Dash was and we thought we would give people something more edgier that would work quite well.
“All the funds will go to the kids that suffer from a terrible terrible illness. It’s a kind of a no-brainer why people should get involved.
“It will give these guys a better quality of life.”
Derek has raised hundreds of thousands of cash for charity and holds different events throughout the year.
He added: “This year has been pretty successful.
“The family fun days we have put on for the kids have been invaluable and it’s certainly working for those guys.
“We held our annual Red Hot Ball and a Ladies Lunch hosted by Jenny Cook.
“We also have a Knockout Day. It’s all about raising funds by having some fun for something with such a serious nature.”
Derek is also looking to host a Christmas concert and party in December and also Stand Up days next year.
Anyone interested in jumping for charity should go visit http://www.yorkhill.org/ events/our-events/santa-bungee-2015.
Fundraiser Derek McEwan