Runners Raise More Than £2,500 For Charity
News - date posted 01/06/12
A Hairy Haggis relay team from the Faculty successfully completed the Edinburgh Marathon last Sunday, raising more than £2,500 for charity in the process.
As Edinburgh basked in glorious sunshine and blistering heat, Philip Simpson set a scorching pace for team mates Mark Mohammed, Roddy Thomson QC and Andy Veitch.
As the temperature rose, the team kept their cool to finish a respectable 207th out of a field of 656, in a time of 3 hours 54 minutes.
The team have beaten their fundraising target with more than £2,500 already raised in support of the Andrew Grene Foundation.
Andrew Grene was a UN worker who spent his life helping others. He died in the Haitian earthquake. For further information about the AGF and their work, please visit www.andrewgrene.org
Roddy Thomson QC, who was a friend of Andrew Grene, hosted a drinks reception for AGF marathon participants after the event.
It was attended by Tim Perutz, one of the co-founders of the charity, who explained how the money raised will be used to benefit a number of excellent projects in the ongoing redevelopment of Haiti and expressed his profound gratitude on behalf of the AGF for everyone's efforts.
Donations can still be made by visiting Terra Firma's Justgiving page or by texting 'terr50' to 70070 and choosing an amount between £1 and £10.
The relay team say they will start chasing payment of all pledges just as soon as they can walk again...
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