Marathon runner Darren presents cheque

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Darren Mutch presented Different Strokes Fraserburgh Group - North East Stroke Advisory Service with a cheque for £1,364.20 after running and completing the Edinburgh Marathon on May 26.

Darren’s mum, Wendy, set up the North East Stroke Advisory Service earlier this year along with her friend, Brenda Wallace.

Commenting, Darren said: “The marathon was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life and I did it for my Mum while raising money for a fantastic charity.

“The day itself was fantastic, there was great support from the crowds and great human spirit from other runners.”

Brenda Wallace and Wendy Mutch have said they plan to purchase medical equipment to loan to people who have had strokes, and have said they are overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness Darren has shown to their Stroke Group.

The group now aims to ensure that Darren’s efforts to support people who have had strokes will be put to good use.

The group meets every second Friday at the Fraserburgh Hospital from 2pm to 4pm for those affected by strokes and their families.

Darren would like to say a big thank you to all the people who have kindly donated money towards his marathon run, to Maggie Bonner and to Darren’s family for their support before and on the day of the race.