Rock record bid in danger

A CHARTERED surveyor from the Capital is facing a race against time to raise cash for a world record attempt living in the UK’s remotest place.

Nick Hancock, 37, from Ratho, is preparing to head to the isolated islet of Rockall – 225 miles west of the Outer Hebrides – next month.

Only four people have ever slept on Rockall, while fewer than 100 have landed on it.

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Mr Hancock hopes to spend 60 days on the rock to raise money for Help For Heroes.

He said: “I need another £12,000 for the attempt to go ahead and I am fast losing hope. If I don’t raise the money in the next two weeks I will have to call it off for this year.

“I hope that somebody will come forward but all the companies I have approached have basically said ‘it’s the recession’. There’s no spare money about for something like this.”