Support the Lord Provost as he runs for charity

The Lord Provost will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 this weekend (April 26).

This will be his very first marathon after taking up running just last year. He is taking on the challenge in order to raise money for the following causes:

  • The One City Trust Rapid Action Fund is the Lord Provost’s local charity and aims to fight inequality. It supports a variety of community-based charities and organisations by providing emergency funds and resources, and has helped a host of causes from breakfast clubs to foodbanks, and social clubs for elderly residents.
  • The Jamie Skinner Foundation  will help provide defibrillators in Edinburgh communities and training in their use.

Commenting, the Lord Provost, Donald Wilson said: “Before now, I had never taken on such a long distance challenge but after notching up the full distance in a practice go this morning I'm going to try my best to cover the full 26 miles this weekend.

"Running is a great way to get fit and feel good, and Edinburgh is blessed with so many running routes. Holyrood Park and the walkway along Union Canal are favourites of mine and I’ve been running there about 25K three times a week to train for the big day.

"The donations I've received and the supportive comments have been a great help while I train. It will certainly be an arduous task but it’s all about raising money for worthy local causes.

"Edinburgh is a prosperous city but not everyone has equal access and enjoyment to all that the Capital has to offer. Money raised from the marathon will go towards charities that fight inequality and support our local communities.”

Here you can find out how to support him and these worthy causes.

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