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G'day for a Bridge Cross

Monday April 23 2018

Sheila Parkin (in costume) with Linda Young and Jack McLelland, part of a group from Trinity Parish Church Dundee, taking part in the Tay Bridge Cross on Saturday. Below right: Sheila with son Shaun


A church member from Dundee was continuing a family tradition when she completed the Tay Bridge Cross on Saturday - dressed as a kangaroo.

Sheila Parkin, who attends Trinity Parish Church, decided to do the walk as her son Shaun, who normally takes part, is away in Australia.

Shaun completed his first Christian Aid Bridge Cross when he was just six and has taken part 13 times, raising hundreds of pounds for the charity.

Sheila said: “It’s a bit of fun and as it’s the first year Shaun has been away, I thought it would be nice to keep the tradition going. When I told him I was doing it, he was really pleased.”

The annual Christian Aid Tay Bridge Cross has been running for 18 years. This year 110 people took part, raising in the region of £14,000. The next Bridge Cross will be on April 28 at the Forth Road Bridge and then the Erskine Bridge Cross will take place on May 5.


 


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