MSP’s marathon run across Fife for men­tal health cause

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

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/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.

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