Marathon challenge for fundraiser Donna

Donna Fraser hopes to raise �5500 for war veterans.
Donna Fraser hopes to raise �5500 for war veterans.

An Eaglesham woman has smashed her initial target of raising £1,500 for war veterans as she approaches the £5,500 mark!

Donna Fraser (32) joined the Army when she was 17, and was originally based with the intelligence corps before transferring to the REME where she then qualified as an electronics technician.

With the army being close to her heart, she has taken it upon herself to support Erskine Hospital by running the London marathon in April.

Donna set up a fundraising JustGiving page in the hope of raising £1500, but has been blown away with the 71 donations which now total £5,247.60.

Donna told us: “I have been lucky enough to gain a place in next year’s London Marathon and as 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Erskine Home who care for the veterans of our armed forces I decided to run my first ever marathon for this wonderful cause.”

Donna, who is now employed by Police Scotland has worked in the Glasgow area throughout her 11 years service also said: “I am not a natural runner and getting time to train is challenging between work and looking after the children, but I am on schedule and hope to complete the marathon in less than 4.5hours.

I had originally hoped to raise £1500 but have smashed the target raising £5247 so far.”

If you want to donate to this very worthy cause log onto: https://www.justgiving.com/donnafraser100/ where you can add to Donna’s total.

In addition Donna is also organising a charity night on Saturday, February 27 at Eaglesham Bowling Club. Details at: www.facebook.com/erskineladiesnight/