Fraserburgh man Jamie Forman is to take part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon later this month to raise money for charity.
Jamie is aiming to raise as much as possible for Logan’s Fund, a neuroblastoma charity based in Moray. The running challenge is taking place on May 26.
Jamie chose to raise money for Logan’s Fund after his friend Lauren Downie suggested the charity.
Lauren, her husband and their daughter, Olivia, were supported by Logan’s Fund throughout Olivia’s long battle against the disease which she tragically lost on June 29 2012.
Logan’s Fund was formed in 2008 to raise money for Moray youngster Logan Main to travel to the US for potentially life saving treatment for neuroblastoma. Logan never made it to the US, losing his battle in June 2009.
After securing charity status, Logan’s Fund decided to continue to help other families affected by the disease and raise awareness of the cancer.
Olivia and Logan were in Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital at the same time and their parents formed a strong bond which has remained to this day.
Logan’s Fund paid for groundbreaking treatment Olivia received in Germany in 2011.
Commenting, Jamie said: “I’m just about there with the training. I’ve been training hard.
“I’ve been trying to eat more healthily and cut out the partying lifestyle while I’ve been training.
“I’m really pleased to be raising funds for this charity. Seeing what Lauren went through was the reason I chose Logan’s Fund.”
Thirty-year-old Jamie, who is a keen footballer, has been training for four months in the lead-up to the marathon.
Jamie can be sponsored in person or via www.logansfund.org/events/