Jan 10 2013 by Stuart Gillespie, Galloway News
For Robin Hood, 19 is the magic number.
This year will be the 19th since the Mossdale man began fundraising for DebRA, the charity that helps people with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).
That was the skin condition his daughter, Alex, was diagnosed with just weeks after birth. She was 19 when she died from skin cancer caused by EB in 2008.
Now Robin is planning to raise £19,000 for DebRA by pushing a shopping trolley on the London Marathon in April.
Robin, who is the head of DebRA International, said: “I’m probably too old but I’ve been busy training over Christmas.
“I’ll be using the same trolley I used when I pushed Alex around back in 2001 and there will be another girl in it who has the same EB she had.”
Anyone who wants to sponsor Robin can do so through http://www.justgiving.com/london-marathon-2013-robin-hood.
Donations can also be handed in to DebRA’s charity shops in Castle Douglas and Dumfries.
Joining Robin on his quest will be DebRA supporter Alain Felder, who bought a place in the marathon at one of the charity’s events last year. He is hoping to raise £100,000 in sponsorship for the organisation.