Local Mum on her marks for charity

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Banchory mum Lynne Wilson has strapped on her running shoes and raised over £1,500 for a charity close to her heart.

She completed the Crathes half marathon recently for Capability Scotland, a charity that helps people with disabilities across the country.

Lynne, who ran the New York marathon in 2000 and the Great North run in 2006, had added incentive to complete the thirteen mile race - her three year-old son Liam.

Liam was diagnosed with cerebral palsy aged just fifteen months after surviving two collapsed lungs and a bleed on his brain. Her hope was to get the support for Liam to live a full and independent life.

Lynne told the Piper: “What I hope is for Liam to be as independent as possible, after he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy my husband and I felt we didn’t know who to turn to but we were determined that Liam would have a happy and full life in which he could participate in any activity he chose.”

She came across Capability Scotland when choosing a nursery for Liam earlier this year. She was told at her chosen nursery that the charity could put a support worker in place to help his needs.

“They really are a fantastic charity that provides appropriate support where it’s needed. Liam is thoroughly enjoying himself at nursery and I can’t thank them enough for all their help.”

Lynne is keeping her options open for any future races.

She said: “I’ve been running since 2000 but I put in a lot of effort for this particular run, I would like to maybe do the Edinburgh marathon for the charity.”

If you would like to support Lynne you can by visiting: www.justgiving.com/Lynne-Wilson2.