Pal's tragedy inspires Michelle to take on Great Scottish Run
A FRIEND'S tragic loss has moved a Dalgety Bay woman to sign up for the Great Scottish Run today (Sunday).
Marketing manager Michelle Orr (26, pictured), of Craigdimas Grove, was shattered after her friends Nichola and David Fyfe lost one of their twin sons, Callan, just 26 minutes after his birth in November 2007.
Last month, the Press brought you the Fyfes' touching story, and how grateful they were for the support Fife Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) offered them during that very difficult time.
Michelle will be taking on the half-marathon in memory of Callan and in support of other families who have suffered similar grief.
She said, "This is my third year in the Great Scottish Run - I like to choose a different charity every year.
"Nichola has been doing a lot of fund-raising this year for Fife Sands and I thought this would be my little bit of help to them.
"We've been family friends for about 15 years now and I know them very well.
"I was at Callan's funeral and it was just heartbreaking. I've had other friends who've gone through the same thing and it's just so, so horrible.
"Fife Sands does so much to give them support and help them feel that bit more positive."
Michelle has raised about £2000 for Breast Cancer Care and Help for Heroes in the past and hopes West Fifers will offer the same support for Fife Sands.
She said, "I would like to raise as much as possible - every little bit counts."
Donations are welcome and can be made at www.justgiving.com/Michelle-Orr2.