Oban runner helps to raise £32,000
AN OBAN man who ran in the London marathon to raise awareness of a rare condition has helped to raise £32,000.
David MacLennan ran in the annual race and finished in five hours and 36 minutes.
Sister Eilidh MacLennan said: ‘My mum, Mary MacLennan, had multiple system atrophy.’ This is a progressive neuro- degenerative disorder with a combination of symptoms affecting both the autonomic nervous system (the part that controls involuntary action such as blood pressure or digestion) and movement.
Eilidh continued: ‘Between himself and the rest of the MSA Trust team of runners, they have managed to raise around £32,000 for the charity.
‘David was supported massively by a number of local businesses and received donations from all over.
‘It was a good way to raise awareness for the condition in the local area and also it shows something positive coming from our mother’s death.’
Back in March the family nominated Dr Kate MacGregor from Taynuilt Medical Practice for GP of the Year which she went on to win.
Dr MacGregor was congratualted on her ‘outstanding care of a patient with a rare, terminal neurological condition’.
David MacLennan proudly shows his medal for running the London marathon last month.