Birth­day girl’s char­ity leap

The Oban Times - - News -

A GIRL from Dun­beg cel­e­brated her 16th birth­day by jump­ing thou­sands of feet out of the sky to raise money for Hope Kitchen, writes David McPhee.

Laura Strang, and her brother Don­ald, raised £578 for the Oban food bank. She said: ‘ It [the jump] was amaz­ing. When I put my foot out of the plane and on to the step it was scary, but when I was pushed out it wasn’t – it was adren­a­line.

‘I wanted to do some­thing ex­cit­ing for my birth­day be­cause it’s a mem­o­rable age.’

Stu­art Chalmers, chair­man of Hope Kitchen, said: ‘She has done some­thing I don’t think any of us would have done.

‘I’m full of ad­mi­ra­tion and re­ally grate­ful. It [the money] will go a long way.’

Lor­raine King, man­ager of Hope Kitchen, said: ‘ We are mov­ing to new premises this year and we need ev­ery­thing for round there. That amount of money could be spent on a new oven or a new dish­washer. It’s an amaz­ing thing to do for her 16th birth­day.’

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Laura Strang, left, with Lor­raine King, Jenny Smith, who vol­un­teers, and Stu­art Chalmers.

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