One of Clydebank’s top citizens is asking Bankies to scale new heights on her behalf.

Jen McGregor, who was named Citizen of the Year in 2016, wants to fundraise by bungee jumping in December. But because of an operation linked to her health challenges, she can’t do it herself this year.

So she’s searching for brave volunteers to help her support the charity that came to her aid when she was 13.

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity are holding the bungee jump on December 2 at the Riverside Museum in the city and Jen wants to find five volunteers. Their money would go to the IBD fund, helping children growing up with inflammatory bowel disease, as Jen has.

The 24-year-old had an operation in January but developed complications when her wounds didn’t heal properly. She can’t do anything – such as jumping from several storeys up – that could risk opening her before new surgery to sort the problem.

But she wants to do the bungee jump next year if she’s able and has committed to helping fundraise in the meantime.

The Dalmuir resident, who is studying entrepreneurship and marketing at Strathclyde University, moved from blogging about having Crohn’s Disease to creating fashionable clothing to benefit those who can’t get clothing off the rail because of disability or health conditions.

Jen told the Post: “The charity matters because there are so many kids who have life changing illnesses treated at the hospital.

“It is probably the scariest thing they’ve ever dealt with being diagnosed. If it wasn’t for the charity they would be treated in hospitals which look too clinical and would have nothing aimed at children in them because the NHS couldn’t possibly pay for all the things the charity provides.

“They do everything from murals on the walls and decorations on the wards for different holidays to the teddy bear hospital to game consoles and huge pieces of innovative medical equipment.

“I want people to join me in trying to help the charity because these kids go through so much because they’re unwell and they deal with situations that would be extremely difficult for adults so they really do deserve all of these things to make their time in hospital a better one.”

Jen added: “Everyone knows someone who has been treated at the Glasgow Children’s Hospital as they treat 168,000 children, babies and teenagers each year and the charity helps to make sure that they get everything they need to make sure their experience in hospital is a positive one and that they get the best possible care they can get.”

The hospital charity has already sold out the much more down-to-earth fundraiser with a Christmas drive-in movie night, showing Home Alone and Elf on December 16.

If you’re interested in the bungee jump on December 2, email jen at