Ross Winton, Sports Correspondent
Edinburgh will play host to a charity fun run next month, in a bid to raise money for a number of charities.
The picturesque Holyrood Park will be the location for the 5km run, set to take place on Sunday 23rd Octorber.
‘Big Fun Run’ is a nationwide event, hosted by 13 different towns and cities across the
UK, including four in Scotland.
The event is supported by 76 different charities, however participants are welcome to run in honour of any charity they wish to.
Amongst this year’s participants are a group of young men running in honour of a late friend.
Scott Rennie, 20, and a group of 12 former St Augustine’s RC High School students, will be taking part to honour the passing of their friend Rachel Appolinari, who passed away in August following a short illness.
“We thought it would be a great way to honour our old school friend and her family after their sad loss” said Rennie, a Product Design Student at Strathclyde University.
“Me and the boys will be running to raise money for the Edinburgh Centre for Neuro-oncology at the Western General, where Rachel had her treatment. The aim is to raise at least £1,200 and we are well on target to do so. The support from all our friends and family has been brilliant and we hope to do Rachel proud.”
Hibernian FC star David Wotherspoon is amongst those who made a donation, with a £25 contribution towards the fund.
The run will commence at 11am on Sunday 23rd October and there is still time to enter online by visiting http://www.bigfunrun.com. Those wishing to contribute to Scott’s cause can do so by contacting http://www.justgiving.com/running-for-rachel.