Cedar Grove director finishes charity runs challenge for late father
Cedar Grove Veterinary clinic has paid tribute to one of its clinical directors after he completed a full month of 10k runs to raise money for a cause very close to his heart.
Craig Ritchie, whose late father John suffered from Multiple System Atrophy, undertook the gruelling challenge to raise money for the MSA Trust , a charity that provides support to those suffering from MSA in UK & Ireland and is the principle funder of research into MSA.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare neurological condition that affects around one in 100,000 people. It is similar to Parkinson’s Disease but progresses more rapidly.
A post on Cedar Grove’s Facebook page read: “We couldn’t be prouder of Craig, one of our Clinical Directors at #teamcg for taking on this incredibly demanding challenge along with holding down the day job this past month. A very worthy cause and very close to his
Congratulations Craig, from all of us ”
Writing on his Just Giving page, Craig said: “Dad suffered from MSA and sadly passed away on 6th September 2020. He was much loved by all his family and friends. He had an amazing carer in his wife, Carole, and had fantastic support from his children and their families.
“I will post my runs on my Instagram account @craigyritch to keep myself accountable. It’s not going to be pretty, it’s not going to be fast but hopefully I will be able to complete it and raise much needed funds for the MSA Trust.”
So far Craig has raised more £3,000 for a great cause and you can donate by clicking HERE to find out more.