Falkirk baker is secret ingredient for charity challenge

Round Table members get in training with help from Marshalls Family Bakery
Round Table members get in training with help from Marshalls Family Bakery

Baker Eddie Marshall is providing the special ingredient to help Round Table members complete a charity cycle challenge.

Eight members of the Falkirk organisation are taking part in the 260-mile Zeebrugge to Paris event next month.

Their efforts will raise vital funds for the Somerville Foundation which provides much-needed support for young people and adults with a congenital heart condition.

The foundation’s Scottish campaign manager, Dr Liza Morton, is from the Falkirk area.

Eddie, of Marshall’s Family Bakery, which operates in Manor Street, Falkirk, is playing his part.

He’s donating 20 per cent from sales of Belgian and Paris Buns to help the cause.

Taking part are Round Table members Chas Masterton, Phil Lauder, Steve Barton, Jim Sneddon, Ross Wilson, Scott Cunningham, Mark Northway and Kevin Gilmour.

They will leave the Belgian port on August 27 hoping to arrive in the Champs-Elysees, Paris four days later.

Phil Lauder said: “Approximately one in 100 babies born in the UK will have some sort of heart defect. With the right support many of these babies can live a healthy, happy and full life.

“We want to do what we can to support this worthy cause. However, there is no truth in the rumour that our training diet is based on Eddie’s products.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Falkirk-Round-Table-268.

Find out more about the Somerville Foundation at www.thesf.org.uk.