A LOCAL Cambuslang woman has scaled the heights for charity recently.
Liz McWilliamson, who works in Clippers hairdressers in Cambuslang Main Street, also works for Deafblind Scotland.
And she recently earned over £1,000 for the charity by climbing Ben Nevis.
Liz earned a total of £1,262, while her cousin Michelle McKenna earned over £500 with the climb.
The money will go towards Deafblind Scotland’s new Field of Dreams Scottish training and resource centre in Kirkintilloch.
The centre will aim to help deaf and blind people realise their full potential.
Liz was delighted with how she got on.
She said: “It was good, it was quite challenging. I’ve walked the Great Wall of China for charity in the past, so I do have experience of trying things like that.
“My cousin Michelle also went to China with me, and we’ve both done a lot of things for Deafblind Scotland.
“It was quite tough near the top, quite wintry. But we managed it, although it was just as tough coming down as it was going up! There were a lot of people struggling with it, so I was quite pleased that we were OK!
“The weather meant that there wasn’t any view from the top, though.”
Liz, who has also fundraised for Breast Cancer Care, was quick to thank many of the locals who supported her.
She added: “The people of Cambuslang have been very generous.
Every bit of fund raising we do, they dig deep and we got great support, especially given money is tight in the area.
“It was really good and there’s a good crowd of customers who come in and help out.”
There was one bonus on the trip, too.
She said: “Our hotel had a lovely swimming pool! I was thinking about that on the last few steps, just getting in there and relaxing!
“I always enjoy challenges like that and it’s good to say you’ve done it.”