A TEAM of fundraisers aim to reach new heights in memory of a Barrhead dad who tragically died last year.

Shaun Feeley’s loved ones will stage a charity trek up Ben Lomond on Sunday to mark the first anniversary of his death.

It was on June 7 last year that Shaun’s body was found at a house in Kerr Street after the emergency services had rushed to the scene.

A total of 16 friends, along with his sister, brother-in-law and niece, are taking on Sunday’s challenge to raise funds for Abused Men in Scotland.

They are keen to coin in as much cash as possible for the worthy cause, as 31-year-old Shaun was “a kind-hearted guy” who was always there to help others.

The climb has been organised by Ashley Cannon, who was best friends with Shaun, affectionately known as Touchy, since the age of 15 and lived with him for seven years.

She also hopes the group can raise extra money to put in a savings account for his daughter Freya.

Ashley, 34, told the Barrhead News: “Shaun was an amazing, happy-go-lucky guy and so well loved.

“We have all really struggled after losing him. I doubt any of us will get over it but we are trying to do something positive, as that’s what he would have wanted.

“We are also doing this for his mum Tracey, sister Carolyne, daughter Freya and much-loved nieces and nephews to show them our Shaun will never be forgotten and we will do everything to make sure his memory lives on.”

Ashley, from Barrhead, admits the hike will be tough going but the group is determined to complete it together.

“It’s going to be a major challenge for us,” she said. “We have climbed Conic Hill and have been doing other smaller hill walks, just to keep active.

“We are a really close group. We are in contact daily and see each other every weekend

“It’s just sad Shaun isn’t here to see it.”

A woman from Aberdeen is due to stand trial over allegations she assaulted Shaun.

Molly Down, 24, is accused of injuring him in the town’s Kerr Street on June 6 last year by repeatedly punching him on the head and striking him on the body with a sharp implement.

She was released on bail after pleading not guilty during an appearance at Paisley Sheriff Court on April 8.

To donate to the fundraising drive, click here.