Claire Hope and Natalie Redford ran the Scottish Half Marathon on 19 September 2015 to raise money for Edinburgh Sick Kids

Tom, Claire & Natalie before the marathon

Claire and Natalie both completed the marathon in excellent time. Claire, running with her brother Tom, finished in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 19 seconds, while Natalie finished in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 27 seconds. There are exorbitantly priced photos available, although due to a clerical error Claire is listed as Melissa Riley.

£285 has been raised for Edinburgh Sick Kids so far through Natalie’s Just Giving page. Edinburgh Sick Kids is a charity based in Edinburgh which provides equipment, comforts, emotional support, training and research into pediatric care in Scotland. They work closely with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, helping families stay together with accommodation assistance, and helping individual children through their illness with distractions and art.

Natalie and Claire originally set a goal of £500, which would provide 10 portable DVD players for children, and have raised £285 of that with the help of Zumbotel Lighting, Mode Lighting, Mike Stoane Lighting and individual donors. The fundraising page will be active until the end of the month, so if you haven’t already donated a few pounds to help some Scottish children and families, you can still do so.

Good job to Natalie, Claire, Claire’s brother Tom, and all the other runners in the marathon!