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Deesiders strap on their running shoes for Rob

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Founder of ‘Deeside Brewery,’ Rob James of Aboyne, lost his life after complications caused by an undetected blood clot last summer.

Now, in memory of Rob, a group of 60 locals from Deeside, along with runners from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Prague, will be taking on the Balmoral 5k, 10k and 15 mile races on April 26 and 27.

They will be competing in these races in a bid to raise awareness of the severity of undiagnosed blood clots and its prevalence in people of all ages.

The team is looking to raise awareness of the common misconception that blood clots and deep vein thrombosis only affect elderly people.

Rob’s untimely death was the aftermath of an injury caused while playing touch-rugby for his employer, Maersk Oil and Gas.

The #RobsRun team is headed up by Rob’s fiancé, Eileen Davidson of Aboyne.

She said: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed at the amount of people who have come forward to volunteer to take part in the run, plus the generosity of people who have donated towards the charity.

“To date, the team has raised over £4000 and this total is increasing with the support of the local community.”

To donate or help, visit www.justgiving.com/DeesideCommunity.

 

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