Scottish War Blinded's Jacqui Salter to raise funds for Marie Curie

Posted: 01/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

As spring rapidly approaches, many people will look out their running shoes and jog the streets and country parks of Scotland as a means to get a little bit fitter. Some will 'get the bug' for running and choose to run in support of charities and good causes.

Linburn Centre Deputy Manager Jacqui Salter took up running last year and successfully completed her first 10k challenge in the autumn. This year, Jacqui will run the Great Scottish Run half marathon event in October in support of Marie Curie who have supported many Scottish War Blinded members and their families.

Jacqui, pictured right, said:

“Quite a few members have unfortunately passed away in recent years as a result of terminal illness and Marie Curie has supported many of them and their families in their time of need. Scottish War Blinded member Charlie Lowther passed away from Cancer on Hogmanay of last year and the funds will be raised in his memory.”

Jacqui, who has braved both Storm Gertrude and Henry as well as the harsh Scottish winter in preparation for the event, describes her training programme.

“At the moment I am running 13km and gradually increasing the distance each month. I follow a training programme where I run shorter distances through the week and cover larger distances at the weekend. I have also joined a gym and use the facilities at Linburn’s Centenary Hall where I can run on the treadmill and build up strength.”

You can support Jacqui by making a donation from her Just Giving page.

Good Jack Jacqui!