Fife Runner Set to be ‘One in a Million’
Published on 18 April 2016
A Fife trainee accounts assistant aims to be ‘one in a million’ completing the London Marathon this weekend.
On Sunday 24 April 2016, history will be made as the one-millionth London Marathon finisher crosses the world famous Finish Line on The Mall. Karen Robb (40), from Markinch, will compete in the world-renowned event, raising much-needed funds for Alzheimer Scotland in the process.
Karen, who works with EQ Accountants in Cupar, only started training six months ago but, with her last, long run now in the bag, is confident of completing the 26.2 mile course.
She said, “Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s disease has affected my family, and I know all too well the heartache that it cases to families. My husband’s uncle, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, went missing near his home in Stirling four years ago. Unfortunately, he was never found and now presumed dead, and my Gran also has dementia. It’s extremely hard and upsetting to watch someone you love deteriorate and to no longer be the person they were so I’m determined to raise as much as I can to help fund research into the disease, and to help those who may be affected in years to come.”
Having already raised over £1,000, Karen would like to thank everyone for their donations and support, adding, “I only started my training two months after joining EQ in August 2015 so it’s been lovely to receive so many generous donations from my new colleagues. Without this support, it would all have been significantly harder and I am very grateful for all donations, large or small.”
To donate to Karen’s fundraising campaign, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KarenRobb .