Oban­ites run to raise funds to beat car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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