Daughter and grandson’s mountain challenge in memory of Bill

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A loving grandad who died just months after being diagnosed with cancer inspired his family to take part in a fundraising challenge.

Bill Todd, who was well known for his work with Kirkintilloch Players and as a member of Lenzie Golf Club, sadly passed away in March from stomach cancer, aged 69.

Bill’s daughter Elaine Macintosh and her nephew Billy McGregor (Bill’s grandson) decided to take part in a challenge for Cancer Research UK.

Elaine (45) completed the exhausting Three Peaks Challenge to climb the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in a 24-hour period. Meanwhile, seven-year-old Billy took on the Dumgoyne hill in the Campsies along with Elaine.

They have raised almost £4,500 in memory of Bill.

Elaine said: “I was glad I was on my own when climbing Ben Nevis as it was quite a spiritual experience and I felt close to my dad.

“Billy did a fantastic job at Dumgoyne. He said he now wants to climb Ben Nevis.”

You can sponsor Elaine and Billy by visiting www.justgiving.com/Elaine-Macintosh and www.justgiving.com/Billy-McGregor1

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