Stuart Cassells Stuart Cassells and Nicola Thomson work together for The Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky and have come together to raise some money for an incredible charity that helps so many people. The Macallan will double match every £1 we raise. So £1 donated is £3 to Strathcarron Hospice.

Stuart Cassells -
I can’t quite believe I’m turning 40 this year. Life is short and sometimes it’s even shorter for some people. I wanted to do something to give back and mark my birthday. I’ve only done one marathon, The New York marathon and whilst I was running at a slow pace, I loved the experience - so I thought it would be nice to do the Edinburgh Marathon.
I’m also going to have a Big Birthday Ball on the evening of the 24th May at the Inchyra Grange Hotel.
Tickets available here:

Nicola Thomson -
When does a hobby become a way of life?!
As I set out on my 10th Edinburgh Marathon, my 37th marathon in total (in hindsight, would knitting have been a more sensible hobby to take up?), I wanted to mark it in a way that felt important to me, and to my family. The kindness shown, and care given, by Hospice staff the world over, transforms the saddest of times into a time of great privilege, caring for loved ones through their final weeks and days. As I approach my 1000th mile of marathon running, don’t worry, I’m not asking you to join me pounding the streets, but I would love you to donate, to help Stuart and I, to help the incredible staff, at Strathcarron Hospice!
Thank you, Nicola x

Strathcarron Hospice is here today for and because of the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

Every year, Strathcarron provides care and support to over 1,400 people with a life-limiting illness or condition, at a time when both they and their family need it most. The Hospice philosophy is about living until you die and Strathcarron ensure people have every opportunity to achieve their goals right up until the last moment.

As an independent hospice all care is provided free of charge and services include a 24-bed inpatient unit, Day Care, [email protected], Community Nurse Specialists and Lymphoedema clinic. Strathcarron need to raise over £11,000 every day to keep these services running. Thank you for helping. Stuart Cassells