A group of friends from Milngavie and Bearsden are getting their running shoes on to help a pal who suffers from a digestive disease.
Connor Brolly, Kenny Lupton, Stuart Ross, Stewart Patience, David Bryden, Thomas Wild and Shad Jaff are taking part in the Great Scottish 10k run on Sunday, October 5, to raise cash for Glasgow-based charity Cure Crohn’s Colitis (C3).
Their friend Taylor Deans (24) from Milngavie was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis three years ago and had to have emergency surgery almost straight after his diagnosis.
Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis mainly affects children and young people and at the moment there is no cure for the serious conditions.
Connor said: “We wanted to raise money for C3 because it is Scottish and gives all its donations to medical research which is very important.”
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/tailspals
All those involved in C3 are unpaid volunteers who commit their time and energies to raising funds for research that will improve treatment and help to establish cures for this terrible class of diseases, in the hope that, even if they cannot guarantee quick success, future generations will benefit from their endeavours.
The Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease affects one in 400 people in the UK.
Up to 8,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.
For more information go to www.curecrohnscolitis.org