A Stonehaven duo are set to run the Edinburgh half marathon to raise funds for a cancer charity.
Kerri Robertson and Emma Stephen are joining up with Kerri’s sister Vicki Robertson and friend Laura McIntyre to form a team of four to run the Edinburgh half marathon on Sunday May 26.
The team will be running to raise funds for Mistletoe for Cancer UK, having seen the benefits that mistletoe therapy has brought for the sisters’ mother Karen Foster, who is battling cancer.
Team leader Vicki Robertson explains why they are running for the charity. She said: “We have chosen Mistletoe for Cancer UK as our charity, because my mum is suffering from ovarian cancer. I have seen the great benefits of the mistletoe therapy she receives from Dr Stefan Geider and his team at Camphill Wellbeing Trust.
“My mum’s quality of life has improved dramatically since receiving the mistletoe therapy. It has enabled her to do the things that she had thought might not be possible during the rigours of weekly chemotherapy – simple things like going to town for a coffee or walking the dog.
“As a wee team of four we are looking forward to raising as much money as possible for this very worthy cause. I did the Edinburgh Half Marathon last year, so I shall also be trying to beat my time.”
The team are off to an excellent start, having already exceeded their £2,000 fundraising target by more than £1,000 – with eight weeks still to go before the race.
The team’s fundraising website is on Virgin Money Giving is at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teammistletoe. For more information on charity Mistletoe for Cancer UK visit www.mistletoeforcancer.org.uk.
Team Mistletoe further boosted their fundraising with a race night at the weekend that raised £3,594.95, bringing their running total to £7,220.45.