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Friends climb Ben Nevis in memory of Avonbridge cancer victim

Kerri Graham and Marcus Williamson who took part in Ben Nevis climb, along with staff from Braes High School, to raise money for Strathcarron Hospice in memory of former pupil Robert Marshall

Kerri Graham and Marcus Williamson who took part in Ben Nevis climb, along with staff from Braes High School, to raise money for Strathcarron Hospice in memory of former pupil Robert Marshall

 

Friends of a cancer victim have been pushing themselves to the limit to raise cash in his memory.

Robert Marshall died in January this year, aged only 21, after a four-year battle with the disease.

Last month, 18 members of staff from his former school, Braes High, along with others who had known him, including Robert’s girlfriend Kerri Graham and friend Marcus Williamson, tackled Ben Nevis and to date have raised over £3300 for Strathcarron Hospice.

If that wasn’t enough, the following weekend Marcus then took part a military-style Tough Mudder assault course at Dalkeith Country Park, together with 11 other friends of Robert’s.

The money they raise from that is going to the Teenage Cancer Trust, who support a ward at The Beatson Unit in Glasgow, where Robert, of Avonbridge, received much of his treatment.

Robert was diagnosed with bone cancer in September 2010 which ended his hopes of joining the Royal Navy. Despite going into remission, he lost his battle on January 5.

 

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