Willie Rennie to run almost 5 marathons in 4 days to raise funds for mental health charity

As far as we know, Scotland doesn’t have any elections this May.

Willie Rennie isn’t going to be slacking though.

Over the Easter weekend, he’ll be running the 117 miles of the Fife Coastal Path which runs from the Firth of Forth to the Forth of Tay. He hopes to raise £1000 at least for the Scottish Association for Mental Health a Scottish mental health charity. This reflects his personal and political priorities of securing better mental health care.

That 117 miles is not far off being 5 marathons so it is a huge challenge for him.

He explains on his Just Giving page why he’s doing it.

To mark my 50 years on this earth I will be running the full length of the Fife Coastal Path.

I’m doing it to raise money for the great mental health charity SAMH.

I’m  planning to complete the 117 mile route from Kincardine to Newburgh over the Easter weekend starting on Friday 30th March.

But I need your help to make this a success.

Please donate to SAMH. I’ve seen the great work they do for so many people across the country but they need more money to help more people.

If you want to support him, donate here.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

Read more by or more about , , , or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

3 Comments

  • Good luck Willie !!
    I am sufficiently inspired to take up road running again !!

  • Helen Dudden 8th Jan '18 - 11:08am

    Mental health effects the young so badly. We hear, and know how the families feel so helpless. Eating disorders, as well depression and wishing to no longer live.
    Of course, it effects all ages, still not accepted fully as a real illness.
    I’m pleased to see your energy on the subject.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • Marco
    I think Labour will borrow more to invest than the Tories. Nevertheless we could pledge to spend more than them in areas such as education, early years and soci...
  • Matt (Bristol)
    Peter and Fiona - I think the chaotic possibilities of the coming election could include parties not being able to predict which seats fall to them, and non-exp...
  • Marco
    @ Alex Macfie as well as the points raised by Martin another problem is that boundary changes can drive a coach and horses through tactical voting. For example ...
  • David Raw
    @ David Symonds "One of the key things that Conservatives and Labour like is negative campaigning". Watch tonight's edition of "Have I got news for you", Dav...
  • Martin Bennett
    I certainly agree with William that we could and should be taking a stronger line on depleted services and yet worse public squalor as a result of a stagnation ...