Teacher Allan Macdonald donned his running shoes to take part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon, netting more than £800 for the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Allan works for the staff bank and has often spent time in Emergency as an auxiliary. He says he was prompted to undertake the challenge because he believes emergency department staff do a fantastic job and any money raised helps buy extra items for the ward.
Allan, who is also an Army reservist, had set himself a target of 3hrs 15 mins, and spent many weeks plodding away training. He crossed the finishing line with a time of 3hrs 27 minutes 19 secs. He says he got fantastic backing from military colleagues.
Pictured – Allan Macdonald presented his cheque to Glynis Fotheringham, Senior Charge Nurse and Emergency Dept colleagues