Aberdeen woman to run London Marathon for animal charity

An Aberdeen woman will run one of the biggest marathons in the world for a leading animal charity.

Debbie Meldrum will participate in the London Marathon on Sunday April 23 for animal charity the Scottish SPCA.

Debbie, who is an animal lover, said: “I am proud to have been selected to run as part of the Scottish SPCA London Marathon team and support the oldest and largest welfare charity in Scotland that helps save abused, abandoned and injured animals. I love animals and feel it is important to highlight the Scottish SPCA’s cause.

“I have been following an Improver’s 16-Week Marathon Schedule throughout my training. I am committed to the plan and have been out training in the rain, wind, snow and sun.

“It’s always been a personal ambition of mine to run my first marathon in my favourite city of London and support a great cause at the same time. My dad David who turns 60 in June is running the marathon too which makes it extra special.”

Graeme Innes, manager of the Aberdeen Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre, said: “This is an incredible challenge and we’re extremely grateful to Debbie for choosing to support the society as we rely solely on the generosity of the public to help us care for abused, abandoned and neglected animals each year.”