Linda’s Cosgrove challenge raises £500

Linda raised �500 for Cosgrove Care
Linda raised �500 for Cosgrove Care

Newton Mearns woman Linda McClymont ran the Bank of Scotland Half Marathon on 2nd October for the first time- and raised £500 for local charity Cosgrove.

This was Linda’s first ever half marathon which she completed 2 hours 12 minutes. She has previously run a few 5ks and 10ks and this was the next big step up!

As a solicitor and a mum to two boys, Linda is a very busy working mum. However she still found time to run, practice yoga and fit in her 12 week training programme.

Linda recently contacted Cosgrove as she wanted to volunteer to become a befriender and said: “I always thought I was blessed to have two healthy boys and it was a good way to give back to the community. I wanted to help out in any way that I could.

“I’m glad I managed to raise a decent amount for Cosgrove. It kept me going with training so was well worth it.”

Helena Winocour, fundraising executive at Cosgrove said: “The dedication to the training in all weathers to achieve a personal goal is amazing. Linda has not even given her legs a chance to rest and is already planning her training for the next Challenge – Cosgrove’s Ben Nevis Climb next year.”

If anyone else is interested in registering for the Ben Nevis climb contact the events team cosgrove@cosgrovecare.org.uk. It costs £30 to register and a minimum of £300 to be raised.

There is still time to help Linda’s fundraising by donating online through her Virgin Money Giving page at: www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LindaMcClymont.

Cosgrove is a charity that specialises in providing personalised support and care services for both children and adults who have learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and mental health problems who live in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire.