Husband and wife team run London Marathon

Dr Michael Dick and his wife, practice nurse Patricia.
Dr Michael Dick and his wife, practice nurse Patricia.

A Fraserburgh doctor and his wife have taken part in the London Marathon and raised £1,200 for North-east urological cancer charity, UCAN.

Dr Michael Dick and his wife, practice nurse Patricia, have completed more than 40 London marathons between them and this year decided to raise money for UCAN after a friend’s cancer diagnosis in 2013.

A further £200 was added to the fundraising total at a recent gig by Harvest, a local band in which Michael and his friend play, held at Cheers Bar in the Broch.

All of the money raised will be donated to the UCAN general fund, which benefits everyone affected by urological cancer in the North of Scotland.

Michael, who works at the Saltoun Surgery in Fraserburgh, said: “We have been running the London Marathon for more than 20 years now and have raised lots of money for many different charities. This year we chose to support UCAN because of our friend who underwent surgery for prostate cancer towards the end of last year.

“We also play in a band together so decided to host a gig in the local venue, Cheers, which would help boost the amount of money raised.

“We hope that our donation will help urological cancer patients throughout the North-east.”

UCAN’s Fundraising Manager, Fiona J D Pearson, added: “On behalf of UCAN I would like to thank Michael, Patricia and the other band members of Harvest, for this fantastic donation.

“This money will go towards supporting the UCAN Care Centre which is based at Ward 209, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

“It’s the only dedicated support centre for people affected by urological cancer in the whole of the UK and since it opened in 2008 some 10,000 people have been supported. Manned by a team of urological nurses the centre provides medical information and advice for the patients as well as support for their families.

“Once again we would like to say thank you to everyone who sponsored Michael and Patricia and everyone who supported the performance by the Harvest band.”

For more information on UCAN and the RSNS campaign, please visit www.ucanfundraise.org.uk, call the UCAN office on 01224 559312 or email ucan@abdn.ac.uk