New challenge for anvil Davy

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Big Davy Ballantyne has set himself another challenge.

The man who dragged an anvil to the top of Goatfell and down again is up to his fundraising exploits again.

This time the challenge will be to carry 60kg of chains to the top of Ben Nevis in a day. No date has been set for the challenge but his training is in full swing. He will again be raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

His wife Annelies said: ‘Davy is training with a rucksack containing 50kgs of sand. The chains are still to be organised.’

Davy, who works for North Ayrshire Council, spent 26 days dragging a 120kg anvil up Goatfell two years ago after his daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That feat raised more than £13,000 for the JDRF.

He has since brought the anvil down and it is now at The Douglas Hotel where it is to be used at wedding ceremonies.