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Andrew Younie

Run, Fatboy, Run!

running round Arthur's Seat in the snow for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland because they do some fantastic work in Scotland.

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  • Event: Bupa Great Winter Run, 05 Jan 2013

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

We are Scotland's Health Charity, working to beat Scotland's biggest killers.

Charity Registration No. SC018761

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

As a teenager, I was super fit - swimming and running competitively... I even considered exercising fun! Then I went to university and bought a flat next to a chip shop. For the next 20 years or so, I did very little in the way of exercise - this year I decided to do something about it. I've spent the last few months dieting, losing almost 3 stone and I'm half way through the 'Couch to 5k' running plan. I plan to finish the training course by the middle of December and spend the remaining couple of weeks before the race improving my 5k speed so I don't completely humiliate myself.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community. They fund research into all aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and the social impact of chest heart and stroke illness. Their current programme is worth more than £1 million.

To maintain and expand their vital work in research and community services, they rely almost entirely on the continuing generosity of the Scottish public, business and community organisations. Every pound they raise in Scotland is spent on research and services in Scotland.

Because of the great work CHSS do, I have decided they are a worthy cause and I'd be grateful for any donation you give me. If we can reach £250 (before GiftAid), my employer will double it - that would be a great donation!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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  • The medal!
  • Posing with my finisher's medal
  • Near the finish line! +8

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