A Garrowhill man has been honoured in the House of Commons for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the Celtic Foundation and the British Heart Foundation.
Martin Donaldson, from Garrowhill, cycled 9 miles every day for 9 weeks, completing a virtual cycle around all Scotland’s topflight football grounds from his shed in the East End, covering a distance of 920km.
Donaldson was born with a rare congenital heart condition, eventually undergoing 8 operations - the first when he was just 3 months old.
Currently, Donaldson has surpassed his target of £1888 – now having raised over £2,200. It will be topped up by a further £1000 from his employer, Barclay’s.
Congratulating his constituent, Glasgow East MP David Linden said Donaldson should be "incredibly proud" of the fundraising for the Celtic FC Foundation and British Heart Foundation.
Speaking after presenting Martin with a framed Early Day Motion from Parliament, local MP David Linden said:
"Martin’s fundraising is hugely admirable and for brilliant causes. I particularly want to congratulate him on completing the huge physical feat of cycling 9 miles a day for 9 weeks – this shows true dedication to his cause.
"The money that Martin has raised so far will go to help the wonderful efforts of both the Celtic Foundation and the British Heart Foundation. Martin should be incredibly proud of the money he has raised for such worthy causes.
"If people are yet to donate to Martin Donaldson’s fundraiser. I’d urge them to do so. It’s a fantastic cause and a brilliant effort by Martin to support charities that have personal meaning to him."
Martin Donaldson’s Just Giving page
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