Fiona aims high as she raises £4,220 for Yazidi ap­peal

The Oban Times - - News -

AN ARD­CHAT­TAN woman and 15 of her friends em­barked on a heart-stop­ping 500-me­tre climb last Fri­day to raise money for the per­se­cuted Yazidi refugees in the Mid­dle East, writes David McPhee.

Fiona Ben­nett and friends climbed the Via Fer­rata, a moun­tain route equipped with fixed points, at Ver­ti­cal Des­cents in Kin­lochleven.

Mother of two Fiona, a for­mer psy­chi­atric nurse, said: ‘It was an in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence and the staff, Ben and Mikey, were ex­cel­lent.’ The climb raised £4,220. Any­one who would like to help or find out more, should visit ‘’ and search ‘Yazidi Ap­peal’.

(Pic­tured above) Fiona (fifth from right) with her friends. (Right) Heddy For­rest and her son Chris, 11, get to grips with the climb

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