Team Hunterston take on charity run for Ayrshire Cancer Support
A team from Hunterston B power station has helped to raise more than £9,500 for a local cancer charity by running Scotland’s largest half marathon.
Shift Manager Robert Miller, decided to take part in the Great Scottish Run to fundraise for Ayrshire Cancer Support following the loss of his wife, Lorraine, to cancer just under a year ago.
The charity supported Lorraine and her family during her 4-year battle with cancer.
The 13.1 mile course takes in several Glasgow landmarks, starting in George Square, crossing the “Squinty Bridge” and ending at Glasgow Green. Robert was joined on course through the city by more than twenty friends, family and colleagues from the station, including members of his shift, the management team and the Station Director.
Robert said: “Ayrshire Cancer Support helped Lorraine enormously throughout her battle; this is a small way of thanking them for helping her when she needed it most. I am blown away with the generosity of my friends, family and colleagues in raising almost £10,000 for such a worthy charity.”
Joe Struthers, Station Director said: “Robert has been an inspiration to us all over the past few years, and I was proud to join him, alongside his family, friends and lots of colleagues from Hunterston B, running to raise money for Ayrshire Cancer Support in memory of Lorraine.”
Nicola George, Head of Fundraising at Ayrshire Cancer Support said: “We are hugely appreciative of the support from family, friends and colleagues of Robert to raise vital funds for Ayrshire Cancer Support.
“As cancer rates sadly grow, so does demand for our range of services. These are provided free and include transport for patients receiving cancer treatment at hospital, professional counselling, a range of complementary therapies, various support groups and workshops, our drop-in centre, cancer nurse appointments, and specialist cancer information, as well as our new children and young people service.”
There is still time to make a donation at Lorraine’s Half Marathon Fundraiser.
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