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Stephen Brennan Fulfils Life Goal of 10k Run in Aid of Cancer Charity

  • Submitted by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 September 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-10330

That the Parliament congratulates Stephen Brennan, an elder at Dundonald Parish Church in Dundonald, South Ayrshire, who survived a rare form of cancer called adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus and fulfilled a life goal by completing a 10K run in 56 minutes to raise money for Ayrshire Cancer Support; understands that it took Stephen nearly 13 years to build up his fitness levels, following an invasive operation to remove a large tumour from his oesophagus that left his stomach sitting much higher in his chest cavity, and two rounds of chemotherapy; understands that he deeply appreciates the practical help and support provided by cancer charities; recognises his determination to raise much-needed funds for Ayrshire Cancer Support, which, it understands, has reached nearly £1,500 so far; recognises that he is planning his next run, and wishes him all the best for the future.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Finlay Carson, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, Paul O'Kane, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Sue Webber, Tess White