A Dundee man will be running a double Marathon from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Saturday 6 March to raise funds for Cornerstone, a leading Scottish charity and provider of care and support services for adults, children and young people with disabilities and other special needs.
Paul Slater, 30, a support worker at a Cornerstone service in Dundee, is so inspired by the work of the charity he has decided to combine his personal fitness challenge with fundraising to raise money for the service he works in.
This Saturday, Paul, along with international athletes from all over the world, will run the Glasgow - Edinburgh Double Marathon. The 56 mile route starting at Ruchill in Glasgow and ending in Edinburgh Quay, will be predominately rural and off road once leaving Glasgow.
Talking of his challenge Paul said "I am really excited about running the Double Marathon as it's my first time. It's fantastic to be able to combine my fitness challenge with raising money for the service. My colleagues and the people I help support have been very supportive, although they do keep trying to lead me astray by offering me sweets."
Anyone wishing to sponsor Paul should visit his JustGiving page at http://www.justgiving.com/paul-slater0.
More information about Cornerstone and the work they do can be found by visiting www.cornerstone.org.uk or by calling 01224 256000.