Last year, Vin and wife Tracey took on the challenge of the Edinburgh Half Marathon, to raise money for Milly’s Smiles. They chose our charity after a friends son was treated on Ward 84 for leukaemia, and the family had spoke about what we do and how we support newly diagnosed families.
I had the pleasure of meeting Vin and Tracey at a Charity Ball last year, and seeing their commitment and passion for our Charity was so heartwarming. To meet people who are willing to undertake such a challenge which requires months of training outdoors, in all kinds of weather, is very humbling. Just knowing that people who don’t know me or Milly are willing to do this for us is absolutely fantastic and not something that I will ever take for granted.
Vin and Tracey completed their half marathon in 1 hour 54 minutes and raised £2000 for Milly’s Smiles.
When I was chatting with Vin he mentioned that both he and Tracey were thinking about doing the Edinburgh Marathon in 2020, and true to his word they have both signed up and will be running for Milly’s Smiles again.
They are on already well into their training and their last run was 11K at Loch Leven. They were running in arctic winds straight off the water with rain like tiny stabbing needles, beating onto their faces! Immense commitment…. we wish them both lots of luck with their training and keeping fingers crossed for some warmer weather!
Thank you both so much, we look forward to hearing how you are getting on.