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Mum and daughter smash target after taking bungee jump plunge for Munlochy Animal Aid


By Hector MacKenzie


We did it! Marion Mullin and daughter Shirley Maddocks took the plunge for Munlochy Animal Aid
We did it! Marion Mullin and daughter Shirley Maddocks took the plunge for Munlochy Animal Aid

A DARING mum and daughter duo who took the plunge to boost the kitty of a well-respected Black Isle animal shelter exceeded all their expectations with a short – but unforgettable – fundraising feat.

Marion Mullin, who lives in Conon Bridge, came up with the idea of helping out Munlochy Animal Aid after rehoming a number of much-loved dogs from the centre and helping out its operator, Iona Nicol a volunteerdog walker.

She was also impressed with a book, Folk We’ve Met, written by Mrs Nicol outlining her experiences in setting up and developing the shelter, overcoming numerous hurdles along the way.

She then roped in her daughter, Shirley Maddocks, who stays in Alness, to commit to a charity bungee jump challenge at Killiecrankie.

They had hoped to raise “a few hundred” said Ms Maddocks but surpassed expectations by securing pledges for £1443.

Ms Maddocks said she was thrilled by the support and delighted to help the shelter.

Looking forward to more challenges, it seems the sky’s the limit. She said: “I want to do something different next year. I’m not sure what I’m contemplating a skydive.”

It may now be her turn to talk her mum into the next challenge...

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