Bankies running the extra mile for charity

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TWO Clydebank players are set to run the extra mile for worthwhile charities.

Alan Frizzell and Jamie Lyden will be among thousands of people taking to the streets across Glasgow and Edinburgh over the next month.

Frizzell is planning to run the Edinburgh Half Marathon next Sunday (18th September) in aid of Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock.

The 21 year old explained: “Two of my friend’s have had parents who have passed away in the hospice quite recently, so I wanted to raise a wee bit of money in honour of them. The work they do is incredible and I know both how much they need the money and how far every penny goes.”

Lyden is also taking up the challenge of a half marathon, participating in the Great Scottish Run on Sunday 2nd of October.

Lyden, a PE teacher, commented: “One of my second year pupils, Cameron Smith, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and it was something that touched me, purely for the fact he only stays around the corner from me. I spoke to his family and they were really keen, so I’m raising money for the Schiehallion Ward at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children who looked after him while he was receiving treatment.”

To sponsor Alan and Jamie visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alan-frizzell and https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jamie-lyden