Put your best foot forward for the Capital’s war heroes in the Edinburgh Marathon

posted 20 Apr 2011, 01:57 by South Edinburgh Net Admin
On the 22nd May you can put your best foot forward and raise vital funds for the Scotland’s veterans by signing up to the Edinburgh Marathon.


The veterans’ charity Erskine, which runs the Erskine Edinburgh home in Gilmerton, still has charity-assured places left for those eager to support the war heroes in its care.


The Edinburgh Marathon is rated one of the best running events that takes place in Scotland each year. Held this year on Sunday 22nd May, participants with approximately 30,000 entrants set to take on the 26-mile course which starts in Edinburgh city centre.


Participants who enlist to Team Erskine will receive a fundraising pack with breathable light-weight running vest, Erskine t-shirt, wristbands and much more. Each runner will also receive Erskine’s fundraising support from the moment they sign up.


John Fyfe, Erskine fundraiser, said: “Not only will you have the chance to undertake a personal challenge putting your fitness to the test, but you will be making a difference to lives of veterans in Scotland by joining Team Erskine.  Even if you’ve already signed up to take part, there still time to choose to raise money for Erskine. We rely on the support of individuals across Scotland through events such as the Edinburgh Marathon to ensure that we continue to care for our ex-Service men and women, as well as serving personnel on current operations. Please put your best foot forward for Erskine and help us continue to make a difference to the lives of even more veterans.”


To book your place with Team Erskine call John Fyfe, Erskine fundraiser, on 0131 666 9962 or email team@erskine.org.uk for further details.


For more information about the veterans’ charity Erskine visit www.erskine.org.uk.