On 22nd September, local Arran lady Sarah Thomson will be running the Scottish 10K in Edinburgh raising funds for British Heart Foundation in memory of one of her best friends, Neil McNicol, who sadly died before his 60th birthday last year.
Sarah has set up a Just Giving page to help raise money for the charity, which has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK but every day hundreds of people lose their lives.
Thanks to the support provided by donations the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures. £24 could pay for two hours of research by an early career scientist,
Sarah says “I have encouraged a few of my Lamlash Aerobix girls to complete the 10K race and also my son, daughter, daughter in law and son in law, as well as one of my best friends who is a GP on Arran, we are all doing either the 10K race in Edinburgh or the Glasgow 10k which is on 29 September 2019.”
“Neilly was fanatical about his fitness but used to joke that I was the fanatical one! Unfortunately Neil didn’t make his 60th birthday, but as I did I decided to set myself the challenge of running a 10K race in his honour to raise funds for BHF. He will be watching us all train just now – so here’s to you Neil!”
You can go to her Just Giving page and show your support for this great cause.