A PRESTWICK pensioner took part in a fun run to raise awareness for Motor Neuron Disease.

Isabella Bennie jumped in her car on the spur of the moment to take part in MND Scotland’s four mile annual Fun Run.

The 89-year-old said: “I just saw an article in the paper about that football chap, Fernando Ricksen, who has MND and is in St Andrew’s hospice.

“I’m originally from Coatbridge but have retired to Prestwick. “Anyway I didn’t tell any of my family I was going to do the Fun Run but I just thought – I really want to do that.

“I have my health at 89 and I’m quite fit, so if I can do something to help I want to.

“It was a great day and I think someone was looking out for me. I wanted to call a taxi about half way round, but I managed to make it across the finish line.

“The back of my legs were quite sore the next day though.

“The run was £10 entry but I decided to give £40 because I think it’s a great cause.”