Bungee bravery

Some people are natural thrill seekers and so for some of the NHS staff contingent, it was a real buzz to dive headfirst from a wind-tossed cage 160ft above the concourse of the Riverside Transport Museum on the Clydeside.

The bravery of the nurses from the Royal Hospital for Children’s renal unit simply shone through as they leapt into action. Special “hats off” went to Vicki Harkin who had come straight off a 12-hour night shift and three hours later completed the Santa bungee before dashing home for a sleep before another night shift later the same day!

Rather more fearful was selfconfessed acrophobic director of corporate communications Ally McLaws, who had to ask the bungee staff to push him out of the cage as he couldn’t force himself to jump!

Between them (Zoe Dickson, Karen Maclennan, Kirsty Scott, Sara Banks, Vicki Harkin, Nicola MacDonald and Ally McLaws) they raised more than £5,500 for the Children’s Charity and Kidney Kids toward the purchase of mobile dialysis machines.

Pictured above: The NHS contingent, were joined by a colleague from Police Scotland.

Ally McLaws

Vicki Harkin