Glasgow 'A team' take on Marathon des Sables for NSPCC Scotland

School friends from Glasgow will take on world's toughest marathon to help support our services for children in Scotland

Allan Dowie and Alan Lunn run for NSPCCThis Sunday (5 April) 2 old school friends from Glasgow will take on the marathon des Sables - dubbed the "the toughest footrace on Earth".

Allan Dowie and Alan Lunn will spend 6 days running 254km across the Sahara Desert, carrying everything they need to survive on their backs. The 2 adventurers have previously held a charity dinner in aid of the NSPCC -  raising over £30,000 to help our work preventing child abuse. The pair are now keen to add to their already generous fundraising efforts.

"When we’re aching and exhausted in the middle of the desert, it’s the thought of family friends, the generosity shown for the charity and well wishes of support that will spur us on to the finish line."
Allan Dowie / One half of the A team

Allan explains what's motivated him to take on the gruelling challenge:

"My Mum always said if you want to do something go for it and work hard! So when I had the chance to do the Marathon des Sables I wanted to do it for me and at the same time help a fantastic charity like the NSPCC.

"When we’re aching and exhausted in the middle of the desert, it’s the thought of family friends, the generosity shown for the charity and well wishes of support that will spur us on to the finish line. That, and the idea of an ice cold drink."

The Marathon des Sables starts this Sunday (5 April). You can support Allan and Alan by donating via their JustGiving page, and following their progress on our NSPCC Scotland Facebook page.


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