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Race for Life in memory of colleague Gemma Trainer

The Glasgow Mental Health & Huntington’s Service team took part in the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life on Saturday, 21 May, in memory of our late colleague Gemma Trainer.

Gemma was a Lead Practitioner at the service who passed away at 27 years old in early January after being diagnosed with a rare sarcoma.

Glasgow Mental Health & Huntington’s Service Manager, Lyndsy McGuigan said she was proud of her team who have raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.

‘‘Gemma was a huge advocate for exercise and running and the positive impact this can have on your mental health. This is also how she kept herself mentally well so we thought this would be a fitting tribute to her being Mental Health Awareness Month,’’ she said.

‘‘It has been very emotional for all involved. There were 10 of us taking part, all with different fitness levels. We have been doing Couch to 5K, running every day, some staff have started walking and others are running the 10-kilometre race. Gemma’s mum sent us a photo, which was on our t-shirts.’’

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