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April 23
Scott Thornton completes the London Marathon for ENABLE Scotland

Scott Thornton63 year old former Reuters manager and foreign correspondent Scott Thornton from Glasgow took part in the London Marathon on Sunday raising £1,530.00. Amazingly until the age of 61 Scott’s running did not extend further than one or two miles

Father of three, Scott’s inspiration to run the Marathon to raise funds for ENABLE Scotland came from his daughters, saying: “My eldest daughter Laura is a fundraising manager with MacMillan Cancer Care and I have watched her run two Marathons.

“I wanted to run the London Marathon in aid of ENABLE Scotland as my daughter Fiona has a learning disability and is profoundly deaf. Learning disability charities are seriously under-funded. They are not nearly as popular or easy to promote as many other charities and deserve far more recognition. ENABLE Scotland is doing a great job of providing practical assistance. The London Marathon will be by far the most physically challenging experience of my life and I will need all the encouragement I can get!"

Scott is the Owner-Director of specialist public relations company Hotel PR. He is a former foreign correspondent and manager with global news agency and financial services company Reuters, and has worked in more than 40 countries.

He lives in Glasgow city centre, near Glasgow Green where he does much of his training. He is married and has three children aged 17, 27 and 34.

Scott says: “I took up long distance running at the ridiculously late age of 61, having never before run more than a mile or two although I have always been a keen tennis player

Big-hearted Scott may already be known to some as he is a guitarist and singer with The Baseliners who play at care homes, hospitals and day centres throughout Central Scotland, raising thousands of pounds for charity. Proceeds from some of their next shows will go towards his Marathon fund for ENABLE Scotland.

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