Hospital helped by marathon donation

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A Carnoustie woman has donated £1150 to ward 2 at Ninewells Hospital.

Elaine Scott ran in the Paris marathon in April to raise money to thank staff who looked after her brother Ewan who was a patient in ward 2 at the Dundee hospital last year.

Elaine said: “I wanted to raise money for the ward to thank them for the care my brother Ewan received there last year and couldn’t think of a better way to raise money than to run a marathon!

“The atmosphere in Paris was amazing.

“The route was lined with spectators cheering you on as you passed them.

“I injured my foot at mile 10 so it was pretty painful from there on but I managed to push through the pain.

“My mum, dad, husband and stepson all came over to Paris to support me along with my auntie who lives in Paris.

“It was amazing seeing them cheer me on as I crossed the finishing line.”

Accepting the cheque senior charge nurse Gill Nicholson said: “On behalf of the ward, I would like to thank Elaine for her generous donation that will go towards patient comfort and support for relatives.

“We are delighted that Elaine has given her time and energy on behalf of her brother Ewan to raise funds for ward 2.”

The Gastroenterology and Nutrition ward specialises in gastrointestinal, conditions i.e. crohns, ulcerative colitis and liver disease.

The Schneider Eletric Marathon de Paris took place in the French capital on April 12 this year covering a 42,195km course winding past some of the cities most iconic sites.

The 39th edition of the Paris Marathon marked a new participation record with 41,342 runners including 18,000 international competitors representing 150 nations.