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Crieff local takes on 113km in his 'Super September' challenge!

One inspirational fundraiser has aptly named this month 'Super September' as he takes on three running events to raise funds for CHAS, with each challenge less than one week apart.

Douglas Simpson wanted to raise funds for CHAS and set his sights on taking part in the iconic Great North Run. When he was successful in the ballot to gain a place with CHAS he then decided to up the ante and take on an additional two mammoth challenges - the Snowdonia Skylive in the high mountains of Wales followed by the Ben Nevis Ultra in the high mountains of Scotland.

Douglas shared his reasons behind taking on this set of challenges.

"I like many others have the good fortune of being healthy most of my life.

Sometimes I have taken that for granted and it is only when you see the journey other families are taking that you realise the impact and importance charities such as CHAS have.

I have visited Rachel House and seen first-hand the impact the staff and the organisation as a whole have on the families and children living with rare and life-shortening conditions.

It is a truly moving experience and a place that brings great support and very much joy to all the families. It is a place to celebrate life as well as assist with the emotional loss of a loved one so young. It is a place where good people, do good things. We can all do good things for others."

Douglas has raised over £1,000 through his efforts and is well on his way to smashing his target of £1,500 - thank you so much, you're awesome!

Help Douglas reach his target by making a donation: https://www.gofundme.com/f/superseptemberCHAS

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