Liz is running with the pack

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AN ARBROATH runner will be hitting the big city to raise money for an animal charity next year.

Liz Begg (47), a community worker with Angus Council, will be taking part in the Virgin London Marathon next year to raise money for the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA).

She has set a target of £1,000 and is running in memory of her father John Begg who passed away suddenly earlier this year.

According to Liz it made sense to raise cash for the SSPCA. She said: “I picked the Scottish SPCA as they do a fantastic job to help, rescue, and protect abandoned, neglected, and cruelly treated animals. I am a life long animal lover and have five pets, some of them from rescue shelters.”

Liz is hosting a quiz night at the Fort Hotel, Broughty Ferry, at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, and would be grateful for any raffle prizes donated.

In previous years Liz has raised thousands of pounds by running for charity, including five marathons. She said: “I am feeling optimistic about reaching my target of £1,000 as I have found local people in Angus really supportive of the charities I have raised money for in the past. I would be grateful if people who wish to sponsor me go to my justgiving page at”