An Aberdeen man has run more than 1,000 miles to raise cash for people with dementia in the north-east.
Keith Ross, a 50-year-old branch director at Capital Document Solutions, has completed a series of races including the Great North Run and the Baker Hughes 10k in Aberdeen, as well as the mammoth Nepal Marathon to raise more than £2,000 for Alzheimer Scotland.
Mr Ross said: “Having personal experience of coping with a family member with dementia and having close friends with parents living with it, I wanted to challenge myself and support the vital work carried out for people with dementia and their families.
“I always said I’d take part in a marathon for charity when I turned 50, so I decided to take the plunge when the big year came round.
“As well as supporting Alzheimer Scotland, I also supported Maiti Nepal, a local charity in Nepal which works to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.”
At the moment in Scotland, there are approximately 90,000 people with dementia.
By 2020, it is estimated there will be over a million people with the condition in the UK.
Andrea Watt, a community fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Scotland said: “A massive well done to Keith who is a true inspiration to us all. Challenging himself to run 1000 miles last year for two charities is an amazing effort.
“The Dementia Resource Centre in Aberdeen is very close to Keith’s office and we are delighted this money will be invested to help support people living with dementia across Aberdeen.”
To donate to Mr Ross’ fundraiser, visit www.keith-ross.nepalmarathon.co.uk