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Local fundraiser runs extra mile

13 September 2011

An eighteen year old lung cancer survivor from Newcastle Upon Tyne is donning his running shoes in aid of leading health charity, the British Lung Foundation as he prepares to take on this year’s Great North Run.

Scott Fraser, who had an operation to remove a carcinoid tumour from his right lung last November, is determined to not let his illness get the better of him and is running the event on 18 September to raise vital funds for the charity.

Scott says:

“I really wouldn’t have known where to start with fundraising but the British Lung Foundation has helped me so much. I hope the money I raise will help the British Lung Foundation continue their work and help save many more lives in the future.

“If one person with lung disease hears about the challenge I have set myself and is inspired to get well and somehow emulate what I’m doing then it’ll have been a success. For the majority of these people, their challenge will be to simply get better – which is a noble achievement.”

Despite Scott’s illness he managed to secure three A grade A Levels and will be studying at Warwick University from October.

Louise Skinner, Events Manager at the British Lung Foundation, said:

“I am overwhelmed by Scott’s achievement and dedication. It’s so inspiring for all of our supporters to listen to Scott’s story and I hope it encourages more people to get on board with the British Lung Foundation. Good luck Scott and we’ll see you at the finish line!”

To support Scott please donate

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Scott is available for interview.

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