Oban man will run Edinburgh marathon in memory of mum Janice

Stuart Alexander, left, will run the Edinburgh Marathon in memory of his mum, Janice. NO_t07_StuartAlexander01

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An Oban man is set to run the Edinburgh marathon to raise money for the Macmillan Day Care Cancer Unit in memory of his mum, Janice.

Stuart Alexander has already raised £1,130 for the unit that made a ‘massive difference’ to his mum’s life.

The 21-year-old said: ‘I have decided to run the Edinburgh marathon on May 27 to raise money for the Macmillan Day Care Cancer Unit at Lorn and Islands Hospital.

‘My mum sadly passed away in November of last year after a long battle with cancer. The Macmillan Day Care Unit provided my mum with constant support over the last few years, offering help and making a massive difference to her life.

‘She deeply appreciated their work and spoke very highly of the nurses and the care and attention they provided. The last few months were particularly difficult for our family and the assistance from the day care unit was invaluable.

‘This is a great service for people and families affected by cancer within Oban and the surrounding area. It is a great cause, and support of any amount would be greatly appreciated.’

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stuart-alexander5