Two stars from BBC Scotland’s River City, Gary Lamont and Jordan Young, are pulling on their running gear for BBC Children in Need in this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run on Sunday 4th October in Glasgow.
“We’re delighted that Gary Lamont and Jordan Young are fundraising for BBC Children in Need helping us fund fantastic organisations all across the country. River City has a long tradition of supporting us and it’s great to see Gary and Jordan pull on their running shoes for Pudsey. Every penny they raise supports great work in Scotland and no matter who crosses the finish line first, they are already fundraising heroes!” – Mary Duffy, National Head of BBC Children in Need Scotland
The news comes as the Charity launches its 2015 Appeal, asking supporters across the country to get fundraising ahead of Appeal Night, which will broadcast live on BBC One on Friday 13 November. Gary, who plays hairdresser Robbie Fraser and Jordan, River City’s Alex McAllister, are running a half marathon, fitting training around their busy filming schedules for the popular BBC Scotland soap.
The biggest running event in Scotland, the Great Scottish Run will see thousands of runners take to the streets of Glasgow for both the half marathon and 10k events. The event will be broadcast live on BBC Two Scotland between 11am and 2pm.
BBC Children in Need is the Bank of Scotland’s Charity of the Year for 2015 and 2016, and the Great Scottish Run is a highlight of the fundraising year. Starting in George Square, the course features famous venues from last year’s Commonwealth Games as well as taking runners across the River Clyde, through Pollok Park and Bellahouston Park before heading back for the grandstand finish on Glasgow Green.
Gary and Jordan will be jointly fundraising for BBC Children in Need.