PEOPLE are being encouraged to take the plunge and bungee jump for a good cause supporting those living with cancer in the Forth Valley.

Maggie’s Forth Valley, which provides free practical and emotional support, has announced its latest challenge event, a bungee jump at Glasgow Riverside Museum this July.

It is the first time the centre, based at the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, is offering a fundraising challenge of this kind.

Fundraisers, who will be braving heights of 160ft, are being encouraged to take part with a registration fee set at £35 and with a target of £150 to be netted for the good cause by each participant.

Cristina Pouso, centre fundraising manager at Maggie’s Forth Valley, said: “This is the first time Maggie’s Forth Valley are bringing a bungee jump to its supporters.

“We are really excited to have 10 spaces available for this challenge event. We are looking for individuals to brave the heights of 160 ft and raise money for Maggie’s Forth Valley.”

More than 1,900 people are diagnosed with cancer in the Forth Valley each year and many will face tough challenges, difficult emotions and exhausting treatment.

Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations to support patients and their families.

The fundraiser will go ahead on Saturday, July 27.

Visit to sign up.