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Sunday, 29 June 2008

A run for life with a difference...

Anti Drink Driving Ad
I was privileged yesterday morning to be invited to be at the start of a huge undertaking by two of my constituents, Robert (Rab) Henderson and Karen Young.

Rab is running and Karen is cycling to Stevenage to raise awareness about drink driving. Rab's brother who lived in Stevenage, was killed by a driver under the influence in January and this run is his way, along with Karen, or trying to say out loud: "No, this shouldn't happen and we need as a society to say that it is just unacceptable.

Personally, I would sign up to a "no drink at all if you are driving" law instead of the fudged issue we now have. Driving a car whilst drunk is to have a lethal weapon in your hands that you can't control and we as a society should be brave enough to say that's unacceptable.

Rab will be running the equivalent of around a marathon a day for 16 days. He's on the staff at at Castlebrae High and he's clearly got his message home there as a lively group of pupils turned up to support him. Lets hope many more listen as he and Karen wend their way across the country.

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Surgery Times

1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

and the last Sat. Lochend YWCA, 198 Restalrig Road South
12noon -1pm

(no appointment needed, all during school terms)
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