Ellon student gets ready for Euro fundraiser

A young Ellon student is preparing for a European charity fundraising trip on a unicycle.

Yoshe Watson, 19, will undertake the 370-mile plus journey from Amsterdam to Paris over ten days next month.

The venture will be in support of Sands, a stillbirth and neonatal charity.

Yoshe, a music student, will start her trip on September 4 and has been in training since May.

She told the Times: “I am still training every day, practising things like turning corners and riding over hills.

“I feel a little nervous for this trip, as it seems likely that unexpected obstacles will arise, and the distance will become tiring, but above all I am really excited about the challenge.”

Yoshe said the Sands charity is close to her heart.

She added: “They supported myself and my family after my baby sister, Hope, was stillborn in 2008.

“Training for this trip has been the biggest challenge I have ever set myself, but the thought of raising money for this fantastic charity has continually motivated me.”

Yoshe is hoping that local businesses will sponsor her efforts.

Donations can be made through www.justgiving.com/yoshe, or by texting YOSH93 to 70070.