WHEN members of Prestwick Rotary Club heard about Kilwinning man Craig Potter’s 47 10k runs in a row, they asked if they could support his efforts by hosting a walk of their own.

Craig is running 47 10k runs in memory of his mum Theresa who passed away following a heart attack last year.

The dad-of-two is running 47 runs as each day 47 people die from cardiovascular disease. The aim is to raise money for research to set up two research funds in her memory. One of the research studies will look at the way women are affected by heart disease and the second research fund will look at statistics that show you are three times more likely to suffer a heart attack in Scotland than you are in London.

All money raised goes to the fabulous charity Heart of Scotland which funds leading edge research.

So when the Prestwick Rotarians heard about this challenge they asked to organise a walk to support Craig and dad Dougie.

They walked from Prestwick to Troon and even tucked into a picnic half way.

Not only that but there was another benefit, as Rotary Vice President Edith Sterrick explained: “It was the first time many of us had seen each other face-to-face, albeit socially distanced, in many months and that was so uplifting.

“We wanted to help raise awareness of Craig’s marathon efforts and being together and walking side by side reminded us all of the great fellowship of Prestwick Rotary.”

They have set up a donation station for the charity at Prestwick Post Office and Daisy Chain or people can donate at Craig’s just giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/craig-potter12.

The challenge which started on March 24 will see Craig complete his last 10k on what would have been Theresa’s birthday on May 9.

He said: “Every step I take I remember why I am doing this and mum helps me through.”