Musicians hope to top Ben Nevis for charity

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Donations are coming in to help six Oban men scale the heights of Ben Nevis carrying guitars for charity.

The group, collectively known as the Mass Height Organ Fight, consist of local musicians Kevin Smith, Paul Storr and Andy Bruce, who will be joined by friends Kevin Irvine, Mark Smith and Aaron Forston.

The six will be raising money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and Martyn’s Monday Club, an Oban-based peer-to-peer support group to help men over 18 who are struggling with mental health issues.

They are also supporting Tiny Changes, a charity officially launched by the family of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison last week, focusing on education and awareness of mental illness in young people and children.

The Ben Nevis idea was the brainchild of guitarist and songwriter Kevin Smith. The charity climb is on July 20.

The song they play will be chosen by the public and people are invited to leave their suggestions on the Facebook event page, www.facebook.com/events/2272159233027795.

So far £1,500 has been raised. To donate, go to  justgiving.com/crowdfunding/massheightorganfight.