Mark Coulter, Founder and Director of Ellisons Property in Edinburgh and East Central Scotland, is running five marathons in five days to raise funds for Doddie Weir’s Motor Neurone Disease charity the MY NAME’5 DODDIE Foundation.
The five marathons challenge will see Mark running a total distance of 131 miles over the five-day period. Mark who is the creator & former CEO of Coulters Property, has since founded Ellisons Property in Edinburgh. After securing their first clients in the pandemic, Ellisons has grown fast and been awarded a “United Kingdom Property Award” for “Best Property Consultancy for Scotland”.
While setting up a brand-new company might be enough of a challenge for most people, Mark is now running five marathons in five days to raise money for the MY NAME’5 DODDIE Foundation.
The foundation, which raises money for MND sufferers, was set up by former rugby union player Doddie Weir, who went public with his MND diagnosis in June 2017 and has since gone on to raise millions for MND research through the charity.
The MY NAME’5 DODDIE Foundation fundraises for research into the causes of MND and to investigate potential cures. They also provide grants to individuals suffering from MND, to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.
Mark is doing what he can to support the foundation despite his lack of running experience: “Everyone who knows me knows that I am no marathon runner, hell I am not even a runner but that isn’t the point, and this challenge isn’t about me. It’s about the horrific disease, MND and the fact that there is no known cure. Hopefully, my small contribution will go some way to changing that and defeating this horrible disease which causes so much pain to individuals and their families!”
Individuals wishing to support Mark in “Doin in for Doddie” and raising money for the MY NAME’5 DODDIE Foundation can donate here.