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Epic charity challenge reaches Easter Road

As the countdown to Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final continues, Hibernian assistant head coach John Potter took a little time out to support a cause very close to his heart.

Potts’ cousin Craig Potter set himself the challenge of running a 10k for 47 days in memory of his mum Theresa, while also raising awareness of the shocking statistic that 47 people a day are dying in Scotland of cardiovascular disease.

As part of the epic fundraiser, Craig has been enlisting the help of various different people and groups to run alongside him to raise cash for the Heart of Scotland Appeal.

The incredible effort is due to end on May 9, Theresa’s birthday, and John ensured it would be a family affair in Edinburgh this week by supporting his cousin as they took in Easter Road on their route.

Craig said: “In my mum’s memory we would like to hand over as much as we possibly can to Heart Research UK, to help them ensure fewer families in Scotland suffer the loss of a loved one like us.”

John and Craig at Easter Road.

The fundraising total so far broke through the £12,700 mark earlier this week, thanks to the generosity of some of the Hibs players and staff, and anyone who wishes to support Craig in his fundraising campaign can donate via his Justgiving page.

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