Hairy Haggis Marathon – May 2012

On Sunday 27th May in the blistering sunshine 12 RBS Marketing employees took part in the Edinburgh Marathon as three relay teams raising funds for The Bubble Foundation. The brave participants were; Cheryl Daly, Clare Castell, Jane Todd, Jane Wilson, Jennifer Smith, Kelly McIntyre, Nicola Craw, Paul Jeffrey, Rebecca Moore, Sarah Franklin, Shona Crawford and Terry Hughes.

Terry’s nephew Oscar McLaughlin had been admitted to Ward 3 just after Christmas 2011 so she had seen the direct impact of the support The Bubble Foundation provided:

“Everyone at the unit were fantastic at providing my sister and brother-in-law with the medical expertise, support and guidance they needed throughout their stay. As they were all far from home it was comforting to know that Oscar was in the best hands possible and that Olivia and Pearse were so confident in the abilities of all the staff. Ultimately they saved Oscar’s life and as a family we’ll be forever grateful. Running the marathon to raise funds for The Bubble Foundation seemed like a perfect opportunity to show our thanks.”

For the runners it was a shock after months of training in the cold and wet Scottish spring but all made it across the line in one piece – although some dodgy sunburn lines and limps were tell tale signs the following Monday morning!!!

The team raised over £5000 and thanks to the RBS Community Cashback initiative this amount will be doubled.

A sincere thanks to all who took part – brilliant effort and very well done!