Charity at the checkout

Richard McKinstray and his team at Sainsbury's in Leven
Richard McKinstray and his team at Sainsbury's in Leven

An Anstruther athlete has bagged support in abundance for a charity venture in which he has a close personal interest.

Richard McKinstray staged a bag packing recently at Sainsbury’s in Leven to gather cash for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Home on shore leave from the Navy – for an extended period, as his ship in in port for repairs – experienced runner and Anster Haddies member Richard is also running the London Marathon on April 13 to support the cause.

“Muscular Dystrophy is something that has directly affected my family, as my cousin, Steven Goodwillie, was born with the condition 25 years ago,” explained Richard.

“Despite being wheelchair bound, Steven remains an inspiration to us all.”

Six hours on a Saturday at Sainsbury’s yielded the magnificent sum of £925, pushing the total raised so far by Richard and his team to around £1900 – well beyond his original target figure of £1500.

Muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited genetic conditions which gradually cause the muscles to weaken, leading to increased disability.

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign leads the UK fight against MD and related muscle-wasting ailments.

Richard was delighted with the help given so far and there is more information at