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Andy takes running challenge in his stride

Andrew Muir, centre, with sponsors the Bell Rock who are, from left - Arasa Pupiute, K. Musa, Natalie McCagh and Siobhon Reid.

Andrew Muir, centre, with sponsors the Bell Rock who are, from left - Arasa Pupiute, K. Musa, Natalie McCagh and Siobhon Reid.

An Arbroath man has discovered a way to make the power of advertising help him fund-raise on a charity running challenge.

Andrew Muir (30) will be taking part in a half marathon each month from February to October in support of the Special Care Baby Unit at Ninewells Hospital.

When Andrew’s son James was born in November a complication saw him rushed to the unit for treatment.

The former lecturer in sociology at the University of Aberdeen said: “It was respiratory problems, he had trouble breathing and needed assistance.

“There’s obviously no way of knowing if a baby will recover, so at the end of the day there’s still that possibility of that happening if it hadn’t been for their skills and expertise.”

So far Andrew has had a good response from businesses, with the Bell Rock restaurant promising £50 per half marathon, TAZA in Dundee pledging £30 per half marathon, Party Time in Arbroath sponsoring £100 all in and Tay-Shirts providing the running shirts.

Andrew said: “As part of my fund-raising efforts, I am looking for business owners who, for a charitable fee, would like their company name on either a vest or hoodie, which I will be training or running in most days around town. It’s a simple design which will state ‘Sponsored by: Company Name’.”

His first half marathon will be in Lossiemouth on Sunday, February 23. To sponsor Andrew visit www.sponsorme.co.uk/andrewmuir/running-for-scbu-ninewells.aspx

 

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