Obanites run to raise funds to beat cardiovascular disease
PEOPLE of all ages did their bit to beat cardiovascular disease recently by taking part in an annual run organised by an Oban charity.
The event, which is organised by Argyll Beats Cardiovascular Disease (ABCD), consists of two routes – one for children and another for adults.
The adults route is a 10k, while the children’s run is one kilometre.
All the money raised goes towards providing medical equipment for the NHS, financing training, where NHS funding is not available, and supporting a wide range of projects aimed at improving cardiovascular health, such as sporting events.
Alfie MacKenzie, run co- coordinator, said: ‘It’s going very well. Everyone gets a banana, a bottle of water, a Mars bar, a T-shirt and a medal, so they all go home quite happy with a medal they can pin up on the wall.
‘I just want to say thank you to everyone who has given us their time, to J M Breck- enridge for the donations of bananas, and a big thank you to all the runners.’
ABCD was set up in 2000 and it is run by a group of volunteers. Since it started, the charity has raised more than £100,000.
To find out about future projects, visit www.abcd- oban.co.uk or search Argyll Beats Cardiovascular Disease on social media.
The adult runnes set off from Oban Lorn and Islands Hospital on the 10km run.
Some of the youngsters who took part.