A Fife woman is taking on her biggest challenge to date to raise money for the Cameron Hospital ward which treated her dad.
Jeanie Nowland is taking part in the Morrisons Edinburgh Great Run next month, andwill be giving donations to the Letham Ward and its specialist Rehab Hub.
I’m actually quite frightened, but knowing that I’m doing it for a good cause will keep me going.Jeanie Nolan
At 10 miles, it is the longest event she has attempted so far.
“I’ve done a couple of 10k’s, but this is 10 miles so it’s quite a big challenge, but that makes it more exciting,” she said.
“I’m actually quite frightened, but knowing that I’m doing it for a good cause will keep me going.”
In December, Jeanie’s father-in-law Stuart McDonald suffered a massive stroke, leaving him unable to speak and completely paralysed down his right side.
He was transferred to Letham Ward just before New Year, and will hopefully be returning home in the next few weeks.
“The staff on Letham Ward have been brilliant,” said Jeanie, who lives in Thornton.
She had aimed to raise £200 for the Rehab Hub on the ward, which allows patients and their families to interact in a more relaxed environment, with games, paints, books and more provided to help with recovery.
But she has already surpassed her target to buy them some new materials and now hopes to double it. She offered specific thanks to her employer, FIRST, where she works as an office manager, which donated £50, and manager April Adams for her full support.
“When you work full time, have to visit the hospital, and train, it can be a lot, but all the staff have been so helpful and so supportive.”
To donate, please visit www.justgiving.com/yimby/run#/