Congratulations to Laura Thomson who has raised a huge £1,300 for The ITP Support Association.

Laura’s father, Neil Thomson (a father of five girls) has been suffering from ITP since 2011.

On Sunday 1st October Laura ran in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow with her mother in law Elaine Gibson to help raise funds for ITP. Unfortunately one week prior to the run Laura took a tumble and dislocated her right shoulder, did that stop her taking part, NO, like a true star she took part in the run and both Laura and Elaine crossed the finishing line with a time of 1 hour 16 minutes.

Laura said, “We crossed the finishing line with the biggest smile, the worst jelly legs and that overwhelming feeling of pride and achievement”.

Prior to the Great Scottish Run (in September), Laura held a Quiz Night and a Bingo Night, these alone helped to raise an amazing £900.

Laura continued by adding “With the final total of £1,300, I am over the moon with what we have achieved in just two short months. The training was not the easiest but the support I received from people around the town kept me going.

Laura concluded with “there is nothing worse than seeing a loved one not knowing what is affecting their health, but there is no better feeling than knowing the money you raise could help others.

From everyone at the ITP Support Association, well done Laura and thank you.