TWO high-flying architects took the plunge at the weekend to raise money for charity.

Graeme Gallagher, 33, and Gary Caudrey, 35, who are both associates with Dunfermline-based Oliver and Robb Architects, dived 160 feet from a crane when they took part in the ‘Santa Bungee’ for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital charity.

Only one of the men had been due to take part – which was set to be decided by donators – however, the charity then suggested that the plucky pair could make the leap together.

“It was terrifying,” said Graeme. “We were at a charity dinner for Glasgow Children’s Hospital where there was a silent auction and the Santa Bungee was an item.

"We thought we would do the bungee jump and raise the cash too. It was a good idea after a few beers.”

Gary said: “We were just told to hug each other. It didn’t look as bad from the bottom but when we got up there, we could see for miles. It was over really quickly but there were a lot of nerves before it.

“Because were were doing a tandem one, they had to sort of rock us and push us off which was better as it would have been even harder to jump off.”

The duo have already raised more than £1,200 through their bravery with more cash still due to come in.

The money raised will go to the Glasgow Royal Hospital for Children’s Renal Unit to support children receiving palliative care for serious illness.

It will also pay for an ‘Oor Wullie Sculpture’, to be decorated by a young patient and included in the BIG Bucket Trail, which will see a total of 150 Oor Wullie statues being placed around the streets of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Dundee next summer.

“The cause is prominent for us both,” added Gary. “We have both got young kids and are lucky enough that our kids are fine but it can happen to anyone.

"At the dinner, we heard what the families went through who had to deal with this so the opportunity to raise a bit of money by jumping off a crane seemed a small part to play.”

Anyone wanting to boost Graeme and Gary’s fundraising effort can do so by visiting