Like many runners and running clubs, Strathearn Harriers and its members have a fine record of charitable giving, with club and individuals undertaking a wide of range of activities to raise money for worthwhile local and national causes.
The proceeds of the annual Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay are donated to pancreatic cancer research, in memory of our friend and fellow Harrier Simon Wake who died aged 47 in October 2008 after a short battle with the disease. In 2015, the race raised over £600. Joint events with the local British Legion have also raised money for the same cause, and other joint events have raised money for the local Community Hospital.
The club also donates 10% of the net proceeds of the Strathearn Marathon and the Crieff 10k to a local good cause, chosen each year by club members. In 2016 the donation of nearly £265 went to the Muthill Pre-school group.
In 2016, Wendy and Paul Taylor, and Gary Brock, ran the London Marathon to raise money for Leukaemia CARE. Leukaemia CARE is a national blood cancer support charity that provides vital information, and support to all whose lives have been affected by a blood or lymphatic cancer diagnosis. The organisation support patients, and their carers and families with a range of support services. Wendy, Paul and Gary have been inspired by the strength of Amber, the daughter of friends, who is currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia. The trio raised nearly £2000 for Leukaemia CARE.
Andy Scott is a regular marathon fundraiser, and this year he chose to run the Loch Ness Marathon for Marie Curie Cancer Care, in memory of his mother Elizabeth Scott. Andy finished the race in a time of 3.53.03 and to date, he has raised nearly £1500.
You can contribute to his fundraising via his JustGiving page.