Oban run­ner helps to raise £32,000

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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