Torness nuclear runners raise £400 for local charity

Torness charity runnersMore than 40 runners from Torness nuclear power station, near Dunbar, have pulled on their trainers to compete in a four mile race to raise more than £400 for a local charity.

The race is held every year at the station and those who raised the most money have chosen which charity the cash goes to. This year it is the Lana Donaldson Trust which helps 7 year old Lana, from Chirnside in Berwickshire who has a rare blood disorder.

Lana’s mum, Julia Donaldson thanked all those at Torness who took part in the run to raise the cash. “This money is a massive help to us and will be used for basics like fuel, which we use a lot of to get back and forth from hospital in Edinburgh. I’m pleased to say Lana is keeping well and has just celebrated her 7th birthday with family and friends,” she said.

The four mile race route is a circuit of Thorntonloch beach, the seawall, Skateraw beach, Chapel Point and the return is via the old A1 road. This year’s race winner was 23 year old Lewis Paulin who lives in Edinburgh. He picked up the Bob Wilson trophy from the man himself. Bob is a retired shift engineer at Torness who donated the prize.

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