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Arnold Clark keeps Funding Neuro on the move

Arnold Clark was proud to show its support to Funding Neuro with the recent donation of a van.

Amazing cause, amazing people.

Amazing cause, amazing people.

Arnold Clark recently donated a spacious van for use as a support vehicle during long-distance runner Elspeth Luke’s Scottish Watershed challenge. Over 34 days she covered 660 miles, 45 Munros, 24 Corbetts and endless bogs. She covered an average of 20 miles per day.

The spacious Ford Transit LCV provided by Arnold Clark has ensured that the Funding Neuro team has travelled comfortably during their gruelling fundraising endeavour. In addition, the Ford Transit benefits from light and responsive acceleration, which makes for a smooth drive – particularly necessary following long days of intense physical challenges!

Arnold Clark Managing Director Eddie Hawthorne said, ‘We’re delighted to be able to support Elspeth and her team during this incredible challenge. Funding Neuro is a wonderful charity and we wish them all the best in their fundraising efforts so that they can continue with their groundbreaking research.’

The Scottish Watershed is the drainage divide that runs down the middle of the nation, separating the river systems that flow to the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The route started at Peel Fell in the centre of the Scottish Borders to Duncansby Head in the North East of Scotland.

Elspeth is the first woman to complete the epic run and has raised over £10,000 for Funding Nuero, a Glasgow-based charity that works to fund brain and spinal disease research. Funding Nuero is very close to Elspeth’s heart as her father is currently living with Parkinson’s. The charity seeks to raise £900,000 in order to fund trials for children with brain tumours.

Elspeth’s mother Catharine said, ‘Thank you very much to Arnold Clark for the use of the van. It’s been a great help and definitely made Elspeth’s ‘Watershed of Scotland’ more bearable!’

Congratulations to Elspeth for completing this incredibly demanding physical challenge and we wish Funding Nuero all the best with their ground-breaking research.

About the Author

Natalie Little

Staff writer at Arnold Clark.