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Weʼre raising £500 to donate to the NHS Lothian kidney transplant endowment fund in memory of Billy Mason.

Glasgow, UK

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"You're alright for a wee Jambo"

One of my oldest & dearest friends Katrina recently lost her dad and I wasn't able to attend his funeral. I therefore wanted to do something in his memory. Billy Mason passed away on 28/05/18 after a short battle with renal cancer. This is sadly ironic considering that he had undergone a successful kidney transplant to treat the years of kidney failure which he had received weekly dialysis for. He was only just beginning to enjoy early retirement and the freedom having a functioning kidney provided. He was 58 (not 59 as I'd previously stated!! Sorry Billy haha!).

No-one should have to lose a family member or friend that young if it can be helped. So I have entered the Great Scottish Run on 30/09/18 (hopefully with some pals!) to raise funds for the NHS Lothian Kidney Transplant Endowment fund in order to donate to the renal unit that Billy attended for many years. Billy's consultant wrote back to us recently saying - "funds raised will be used for patient comforts, staff training & education within the Transplant Unit enabling better service provision for its patients."

I only did my first ever 10k last year and thought I might pass out/spew on the finish line so safe to say I'm shitting it! haha, your donations will keep my hobbit legs going!

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  • Jill Blackwood6 days ago
    Jill Blackwood

    Jill Blackwood

    6 days ago

    10.6K yesterday! And what a sweaty wee puss i had, took about 2 hours to go back to a normal colour haha. Longest run I've ever done so all starting to feel more real now......running twice that still feels a long way off. Any donations to keep me going would be much appreciated. Going to try podcasts for longer runs to combat boredom - any recommendations?

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  • Iain Henderson

    Iain Henderson

    Aug 16, 2018

    #hobbitstrong

    £30.00

  • Anna McFarlane

    Anna McFarlane

    Aug 6, 2018

    Go Jillbo and your wee hobbit legs! You'll be grand! Anna and Bruce xx

    £20.00

  • Kirsty Worden

    Kirsty Worden

    Aug 4, 2018

    Best of luck girls!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 3, 2018

    Good luck Jill! Might come and cheer you on! X

    £10.00

  • John Ross

    John Ross

    Aug 3, 2018

    Run your wee heart out!!

    £10.00

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