Bishopbriggs teacher raises thousands for Marie Curie with charity runs and cycles

editorial image

A CARING primary school teacher has run and cycled his way to fundraising success in memory of his late mother.

David Hedlay, from Bishopbriggs, has raised thousands of pounds for Glasgow’s Marie Curie Hospice since mum Morven lost her battle with cancer two years ago.

In May this year the Balmuildy Primary teacher run the Marie Curie Whole Hog Challenge – a gruelling seven-mile cross-country run with military fitness-style obstacles.

Then, in October, he joined father-in-law Ray to cycle a punishing 78-mile road race in the Etape Pennines.

David’s training has seen him clock up over 700 miles and even his five-year-old son, Euan, has got involved by doing sponsored cycles to help raise cash.

The sporty teacher has already signed up to run the Whole Hog Challenge next May and the following weekend he will cycle the Etape Caledonia, an 82-mile road cycle with Ray.

David said: “Mum spent her last few months in the Glasgow Marie Curie Hospice and this year Team Hedley has been doing their bit for the hospice and the wonderful nurses who she called ‘her angels’.

“The care she was given was amazing and the way the nurses cared for her and all of the family was fantastic. This is my way of giving something back.

“To date, we have raised £3,463 for the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow.

“Team Hedley would be delighted if people would like to sponsor our efforts and help raise much-needed funds for a charity that is very close to many of our hearts.”

To make a donation go to

* Have you got a story, picture or comment? E-mail

Alternatively you can call the newsdesk 0141 775 0040, find us on Facebook or visit us on Twitter

Or you can log in below and have your say on the site...