I’m not a runner, never have been and don’t plan to be. In fact, if you see me running you better start running too as something must be chasing me! 😁
So…. why have I just signed up for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5K?
Two years ago 22 people tragically lost their lives in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack. One of them was 14 year old Eilidh Macleod from the Isle of Barra. Eilidh was a piper in the Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band.
Eilidh’ s family and friends have now set up ‘Eilidh’s Trust’ in her memory , a charity dedicated to advancing music education and opportunities for young people. The aim is to enable young people to continue Eilidh’s musical journey.
The Trust will support young people and children to advance their musical ambitions by providing access to music activities including tuition and performance opportunities. It will offer budding musicians the chance to explore their talents through high quality and affordable music making provisions within their local communities.
I may not be a runner but I do love walking and I also believe that music education for young people is so important so, as supporters of this charity, I will walk and my 15 year old son, Murray, will pipe the 5K route.
Our fundraising page can be found here and I would be really grateful for any donations to support this very worthwhile cause.
Eilidh’s Trust can be found at www.eilidhstrust.org.uk