Where’s Big Davy?

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Big Davy Ballantyne has set himself a new challenge, this time using heavy  chains. The man who hauled an anvil up Goatfell – and back down again – is up to his fund raising efforts again.

Today (Saturday) he will attempt to walk up Ben Nevis in a day, wearing 60 kg (9.5 stone) of chains around his neck to raise money for the JDRF for type 1 diabetes research.

He has set himself a £3,000 target though his JustGiving page and is and, as we went to press, was already more than a quarter of the way there.


Davy, who lives in Brodick, said: ‘My daughter, along with many other kids, suffers from this condition. The 60 kg represents the perfect blood glucose level of 6.0. I know this challenge is going to be a massive struggle, but kids with type 1 Diabetes struggle every day.’

His wife Annelies Slaats said: ‘I take my hat off yet again. What a challenge!’

Davy, who works for North Ayrshire Council, spent 26 days dragging a 120kg anvil up Goatfell two years ago. A feat which raised nearly £17,000 for the JDRF.

To support him go to  www.justgiving.com and search for Big Davy’s Chain Challenge.


Davy with the chains he will carry up Ben Nevis. NO_B30chain01