Life begins at 60 for Sense trustee Duncan

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Trustee turns 60 with a bang 

3rd March 2015 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

A dedicated supporter of a children’s charity is celebrating his 60th birthday with a series of increasingly daring challenges.

Duncan Tannahill, a trustee for Sense Scotland, is aiming to raise over £60,000 through a series of fundraising pusruits

Perhaps I can reconnect with my sense of touch and become more aware of the wonderful environment I’ll be walking through

Tannahill will undertake a 60 mile walk blindfolded and with restricted hearing, reflecting the origins of the charity which originally supported deafblind people and now supports people with a range of communication support needs.

He will also swim across the notorious vortex of the Corryvreckan whirlpool and spend a night under canvas.

And the intrepid trustee is encouraging others to follow his lead. 

"Sense Scotland is fantastic and my 60 mile walk and other challenges will raise funds for the hundreds of children, young people and adults with communication support needs, supported by the charity," said Tannahill.

“By using an eye mask and ear defenders, I hope to understand a little of the world that some of the people Sense Scotland work with experience every day.

"Perhaps I can reconnect with my sense of touch and become more aware of the wonderful environment I’ll be walking through.

"I can’t think of a better cause to raise funds for during my 60th year and of course Sense Scotland’s 30th anniversary.”

Sense chief executive Andy Kerr said: “As Sense Scotland celebrates its 30th anniversary and Duncan marks his personal milestone of 60 years, we want as many people as possible to join us and "be Duncan for a day".

“All the money raised will support projects across Scotland which do fantastic work for the children, young people and adults we support.”

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