Daredevil brothers, 13 en 18, spend night on a rock for charity

What a cliffhanger! Daredevil brothers, 13 en 18, spend night on a rock face in high winds to raise money for Christmas gifts at children’s hospice

  • Two brothers spent 24 hours suspended at the top of a cliff in Pembrokeshire
  • Daniel MacDiarmid, 13 and his brother Calvin, 18, raised £4,000 for charity
  • The teenager has been doing daredevil stunts for good causes since he was six
  • He has been doing daredevil stunts for charity since he was six.

    Now 13-year-old Daniel MacDiarmid has taken his courage to new heights.

    He and his brother Calvin, 18, spandeer 24 hours on a platform suspended at the top of a 115ft cliff in Pembrokeshire – including a night being battered by high winds.

    As a result they have so far raised nearly £4,000 for Kersfees presents for children at the Chestnut Tree House hospice near Arundel, Wes-Sussex.

    Toegedraai: Daniel MacDiarmid, reg, and brother Calvin during their 24-hour challenge

    Toegedraai: Daniel MacDiarmid, reg, and brother Calvin during their 24-hour challenge

    Daniel, known as Shrimpy, gesê: ‘It was very cold with temperatures near freezing. Me and my brother were wrapped up but were being buffeted by 50mph gusts of wind.

    ‘It was pretty scary. It was dark and noisy and we didn’t get a wink of sleep.

    Sy vader, also Daniel, gesê: ‘Round about 4am they were both so scared they almost called a halt but they were able to get through it.

    ‘Daniel called me on the mobile and we had a talk. He thought about the presents he would be able to buy for the children if they completed the challenge and they knuckled down.

    ‘When it got light everything felt much more positive. They were able to push on through and complete the challenge. We are so proud of therm both.

    heel waarskynlik deur 'n infeksie veroorsaak: Daniel, links, and Calvin after their 2015 BMX gap-jump stunt, which resulted in injuries

    heel waarskynlik deur 'n infeksie veroorsaak: Daniel, links, and Calvin after their 2015 BMX gap-jump stunt, which resulted in injuries

    Daniel, a pupil at Lewes Old Grammar School in East Sussex, has now raised more than £10,000 for charity. He began his efforts after he was in hospital for a toe operation.

    ‘I saw a lot of really poorly children and I thought about how I could help,’ hy het gesê.

    He had the idea for cliff camping when he saw comedian Jack Whitehall doing it on TV.

    High anxiety: Their ‘tent’ – a platform, gesirkel, suspended from the clifftop

    High anxiety: Their ‘tent– a platform, gesirkel, suspended from the clifftop

    His previous fundraising ideas have included abseiling, a zipwire trip, a 50-mile cycle ride and BMX stunts.

    In 2015 he and Calvin jumped a gap on their bikes – a stunt which saw Calvin break his front teeth and injure his arm. Martin Styring of Chestnut Tree House said: ‘Daniel’s kindness and ongoing support for the children we care for is inspiring.

    Mr MacDiarmid, a builder, gesê: ‘He just keeps on coming up with new ways to raise money.