Angie ready for marathon

Angie Bell (left) will fly out to Dallas, Texas for the marathon event
Angie Bell (left) will fly out to Dallas, Texas for the marathon event

A Kemnay woman is getting ready to fly out to Dallas, Texas to take part in a marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Scotland.

Angie Bell decided to take on the challenge in memory of local man, Peter Wattie, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Peter was the father of Angie’s good friend and work colleague, Sandra Don.

Angie said: “I decided it was a long way to go and not do it for charity.

“Seeing first hand how this terrible illness affected Sandra and her family was heartbreaking, hence why I decided to run for Alzheimer’s Scotland in memory of Sandra’s dad.”

Angie is no stranger to long distance running, having completed many 10k and half marathon runs as well as three marathons.

Angie added: “I turn 50 next June and want to see how many challenges I can do before then.”

Speaking about her upcoming marathon, Angie said: “I’m nervous and excited at the same time.

“I’ve never travelled alone so this will be a first for me, so quite nervous about that.

“Can’t wait for the marathon, totally excited about it, but at the same time feeling a wee bit of pressure as I’m doing it for charity.”

She added: “A lot of people have kindly donated and I don’t want to let anyone down, especially Peter’s family.”

Angie will be flying out to take part in the marathon on Sunday, December 11.

If you wish to support Angie you can give an online donation by visiting uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/AngieBell or look out for sponsor forms in the Kemnay area.