MSP’s marathon run across Fife for mental health cause
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie is preparing to embark on a massive charity challenge to raise cash for a mental health organisation.
A keen runner, Mr Rennie plans to cover 117 miles along the entire coastline of Fife, from Kincardine to Newburgh, to benefit the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).
The charity supports people across Scotland with mental illness and seeks to improve their health and wellbeing.
Mr Rennie’s fundraising exploits have already raised a substantial sum, but he hopes as many people as possible will chip in and help an organisation that is there for people who are in real need in our communities and across Scotland.
“To mark my 50 years on this earth I will be running the full length of the Fife Coastal Path,” he said.
“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 March 30.
“It’s a beautiful coastline to run along and a great charity to run for.”
Mr Rennie’s training for the epic challenge is well under way but he is relying on public support to make it a success.
Anyone who wants to make a donation can do so online via his fund-raising page, which is atjustgiving.com/fundraising/willierennie. Mr Rennie said SAMH was a very worthy cause. “I’ve seen the great work they do for so many people across the country but they need more money to help more people,” he added.
Willie Rennie will run the Fife Coastal Path this Easter.