A BEITH teacher is running for the Stroke Association in honour of one of her old colleagues.

Shannon McDaid is taking part in her first ever charity Resolution Run on March 10 in Glasgow.

She said: “I am proud to be running in the Resolution Run to help people who have been affected by stroke.

“An old teacher of mine – who inspired me to enter the profession, had to retire after her stroke and I have relatives who have also recently suffered from strokes. I am acutely aware of the devastating effects of stroke and I think more people need to be aware of how cruel a condition it can be.

“I’m running about four times a week to make sure I’ll manage the run ok and I hope to run with a friend of mine which should be fun.”

Angela Macleod, communications manager at the Stroke Association in Scotland, said: “A Resolution Run is exactly that – a resolution for the New Year that counts.

“There are around over 13,000 strokes every year. Our latest research shows that by training and taking part in a Resolution Run, you are helping to lower your stroke risk. The funds raised by each runner means we can reach out to more stroke survivors and their families to offer the support that they may need to rebuild their lives.

“On behalf of the thousands of stroke survivors and their loved ones that we support every year, I just want to say thank you.”

Research from the charity shows that many strokes could be prevented if people made some simple lifestyle changes. The money raised through the Resolution Run in Dundee will help the Stroke Association to fund vital research and support people affected by stroke in Scotland.

Entry fee is £16. For more information, click here, email resolution@ stroke.org.uk or call 0300 330 0740.