Aberdeen woman set to run London marathon for Scottish SPCA

An Aberdeen woman is running the London Marathon in aid of the Scottish SPCA to help animals in Scotland.

Debbie MeldrumDebbie Meldrum from Aberdeen will experience one of the world’s largest running events while supporting Scotland’s unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals on Sunday 23 April.

Choosing a charity to support was an easy decision for Debbie as she’s an animal lover herself.

Debbie said, “I am proud to have been selected to run as part of the Scottish SPCA London Marathon team and support the oldest and largest welfare charity in Scotland that helps save abused, abandoned and injured animals. I love animals and feel it is important to highlight the Scottish SPCA's cause. Scotland's animals need us! 

“I have been following an Improver's 16 Week Marathon Schedule throughout my training. I am committed to the plan and have been out training in the rain, wind, snow and sun! 

“It’s always been a personal ambition of mine to run my first Marathon in my favourite city of London and support a great cause at the same time. My dad David who turns 60 in June is running the Marathon too which makes it extra special.” 

Graeme Innes, manager of our Aberdeen Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre, said, “This is an incredible challenge and we’re extremely grateful to Debbie for choosing to support the Society as we rely solely on the generosity of the public to help us care for abused, abandoned and neglected animals each year.

“We wish Debbie all the very best for the big day!”

To sponsor Debbie head over to her Virgin money giving page at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/debbie-meldrum-SAVMLMBONDS33

If you are inspired by Debbie to take part in a marathon for us please visit www.scottishspca.org/events.

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