(pictured above: Katie Yarrow with university friends ready to take on the fantastic Edinburgh Marathon Relay)

On the 27th May, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) supporter Katie Yarrow along with a group of university friends, took on the Edinburgh Marathon Relay; running in teams from the heart of Edinburgh to the picturesque county of East Lothian to raise awareness and funds for CPT. Katie said:

“As a group of friends from Aberdeen University we thought it would be fun to run the Edinburgh Marathon Relay together as a way to keep fit and raise money for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.

My Father, Norman was diagnosed with Parkinson's 5 years ago; although initially hard to come to terms with he has chosen to respond positively by raising money for charities that are seeking to delay the effects and ultimately find a cure for the disease. Through events like walking the Southern Upland Way back in April 2015, he has raised a lot of money so me and my friends were keen to get involved too and do something to make a difference.

We all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Marathon Relay together; the atmosphere was amazing. It felt great to be doing something so positive and as a team we encouraged each other to make some personal bests along the way. We are all very pleased to have raised over £900 for CPT and are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated and supported us.”

CPT would like to say a big thank you to Katie and team for your fantastic fundraising efforts and support, WELL DONE! You can read more about Katie’s story here.

Katie in action enjoying the race

Katie (left) and university friend full of smiles and sporting their well deserved medals!

Across the finish line Katie (centre left) and friends with their medals - Well done ladies!!

If you feel inspired by Katie’s story and would like to take on your own running challenge for CPT you can search the many fantastic running events taking place across the UK here. Alternatively please contact George or call 020 7487 3892 to discuss your fundraising ideas and find out how we can support you.