A doctor is gearing up to take on the New York City Marathon to raise money for Tayside Children’s Hospital.
Dr Tom Fardon, a consultant chest physician at Ninewells, will join a team of runners travelling to the Big Apple in November to raise money for the Archie Foundation’s £2 million appeal for a new children’s operating theatre suite.
Mr Fardon said: “I’m looking forward to running the New York City Marathon with the Archie team.
“I’m also looking forward to blogging about my training journey and sharing the miles with the rest of the team.
“It will help us all feel motivated and hopefully encourage people to donate as much as they can to help Archie reach its £2m target.”
Also taking part in the challenge is Broughty Ferry man Scott Dyer, a member of the Hawkhill Harriers, who has taken part in the London Marathon for the last three years and completed it in under three hours.
Scott said: “I’m hoping to do the same sort of time in New York and maybe even sneak in a personal best.
“I heard about the Archie Foundation through friends whose children have been treated at Tayside Children’s Hospital.
“Many of my family members, including my wife Wendy and mum Sheila, work for the NHS and so I know how charities like Archie can make the difference by helping to fund projects like the children’s theatre suite.”
The charity has so far raised £1.75m towards its target.