A RUTHERGLEN woman is part of a group who are taking the plunge for charity.
Claire Martin will be joining her fellow volunteers in an exciting zip dive across the River Clyde for the charity Sense Scotland.
Claire (33) says being in a group makes the task a lot easier.
She said: “This is the first time I’ve done something like this so I’m a bit nervous, especially considering I don’t like heights or flying! We support each other and egg each other on and they’ll give me a push if I get a bit nervous!”
Claire will be hoping to raise as much money as possible with her fellow zip sliders at the event on Sunday, May 17.
She added: “Sense are a really good Scottish charity and they help people with sensory problems such as people who are deaf and blind.
“I am looking forward to doing the zip slide. It will be a great experience and hopefully I won't be too scared."
Sense Scotland is a Scottish-based charity which helps children and adults who are deafblind and disabled.
They have been working for over 20 years with children and adults who have communication support needs because of deafblindness, sensory impairment, learning and physical disabilities.
Zip Slides are one of the most exciting ways of raising money.
People race down a steel cable for up to 640ft and experience the thrill of flying from 140ft up along a cable, landing on the other side of the Clyde.
It is a great experience that will please even the most avid thrill seeker. Not only this but they can also enjoy spectacular views of Glasgow.
There are still spaces left for the zip slide and all you need to do is raise a minimum of £120.
For further details, call the Sense Scotland events team on 0141-429 0294 or email Andy Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.