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Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Castlemilk ac­tor Gary Lamont is set to get his run­ning gear on for a good cause.

The River City star, who plays Rob­bie Fraser in the Shield­inch soap, will be try­ing to raise money for BBC Chil­dren in Need in this year’s Bank of Scot­land Great Scot­tish Run.

He’ll be tak­ing part in the run along­side his col­league Jor­dan Young.

The event takes place on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 4 in Glas­gow and the ac­tor is keen to get in­volved, even though he ad­mits he’s not a run­ner.

He said: “I’m thrilled to pull on my train­ers for such a bril­liant cause as BBC Chil­dren in Need although the thought of run­ning along­side Jor­dan is ter­ri­fy­ing – the man’s a whip­pet I tell you!

“Jor­dan will be first over the fin­ish­ing line with­out a doubt so I’ll look for­ward to him cheer­ing me on with a glass of fizz to celebrate.”

Jor­dan, who plays Alex McAl­lis­ter on the show, added: “I do a bit of run­ning so I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted to be able put it to good use.

“As a fa­ther I cher­ish my child and am de­lighted to sup­port BBC Chil­dren in Need in its work sup­port­ing dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren and young peo­ple.”

“My other over­rid­ing mo­ti­va­tion is to be so much faster than Gary that I’m show­ered, dressed and drink in hand by the time he crosses the fin­ish­ing line!”

Mary Duffy, Na­tional Head, BBC Chil­dren in Need Scot­land, said: “We’re de­lighted that Gary Lamont and Jor­dan Young are fundrais­ing for BBC Chil­dren in Need help­ing us fund fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tions all across the coun­try.

“River City has a long tra­di­tion of sup­port­ing us and it’s great to see Gary and Jor­dan pull on their run­ning shoes

Star Castlemilk ac­tor Gary Lamont (right) is do­ing his bit for char­ity

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