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Support me as I run 26 miles for charity!

I will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 on April 26.

Wish me luck, or even better sponsor me! 

I am running for two charities:

  1. The One City Trust is the Lord Provost’s charity and aims to fight inequalities and enable all the people of our City to benefit from her success.
  2. The other beneficiary is the Jamie Skinner Foundation which will help provide defibrillators in Edinburgh communities and training in their use.

Twenty six miles is a mammoth undertaking for me but I am determined to run for these two great causes.

Please support me and these worthy causes by giving what you can at:


Thank you.


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