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North-east MP gets his running shoes on for London Marathon

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A local MP is set to run in the world-renowned London marathon at the end of April.

Andrew Bowie, who represents West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, is getting ready to tackle the 26 mile run in order to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The charity is the leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure in the UK, a cause which is very close to his heart.

Mr Bowie said: “I am very much looking forward to taking part in the London Marathon – although truth be told, I am not training nearly enough.”

“I have a little more than two months to prepare. It is a daunting prospect, but I’m determined to do my best to raise funds for this charity which is very important to me.

“Alzheimer’s Research UK are challenging the way people think about dementia, and are actively bringing together people that can speed up progress and invest in cutting-edge research.

“I share their belief that medical research can and will deliver life-changing preventions, treatments and, one day, a cure.”

The MP who is also parliamentary private secretary to the current Prime Minister Theresa May, has held the seat for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine since 2017 after succeeding Stuart Donaldson of the SNP

The Inverurie academy graduate will be running alongside roughly 40,000 other runners on April 28, in the event which has been going since 1981.

You can donate to Mr Bowie’s page by searching for him at uk.virginmoneygiving.com

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