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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-06110

Cumnock Derek Montgomery Embarks on Tenth Marathon

Submitted by: Sharon Dowey, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, September 30, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Gillian Martin, Roz McCall, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament commends Derek Montgomery of Craigens, Cumnock, as he embarks on his tenth London Marathon, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support; understands that the race will take place on 2 October 2022 and is a challenging 26.2 miles long; further understands that Derek also took on the challenge in 2021, and that he has already been offered a place in the 2023 marathon; believes that Derek’s fundraising began back in 2011, on the back of taking up jogging as a hobby; understands that Derek lost his father and brother to the disease and that his fundraising efforts have helped ease the pain of their passing; recognises his hard work over the years that has seen him raise an impressive £47,000 for charity; understands that Derek has received support locally, and sponsorship for his race from local family business W & E Lammie Groundswork; further understands that Derek has so far raised 62% of his £2,000 target for the marathon; applauds Derek for his fundraising efforts, and wishes him the very best in the upcoming marathon.