In 2011, 94 runners took part in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run for AICR.
Actors David Tennant and Peter Capaldi and TV personality Lorraine Kelly were cheering on their mate Charlie Reid, of The Proclaimers, as he prepared, not to walk 500 miles, but to run six (10k) for AICR.
Despite The Proclaimers' busy schedule – they've been writing their ninth studio album - Charlie agreed to take part in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run, not to only raise money for AICR, but to highlight its key role in the global fight against cancer. For the past six years the Leith-born twins have been ambassadors for the charity.
He said:“I am delighted to be running for a Scottish-based charity, doing such vital research across the world, that we have supported for a number of years. I'm looking forward to it very much.”
The singer's fellow AICR ambassadors Peter Capaldi, David Tennant, and Lorraine Kelly have all sent messages of encouragement to the singer.
Said Tennant: "Go on yersel' Charlie. If your blisters burst and your nipples chafe it is all in the name of a truly brilliant cause. Sending lots of love and luck and thanks from all of us who support the brilliant work AICR do."
Capaldi was less graphic, saying: “Good luck in the 10k Charlie!”
Lorraine Kelly said: "I would like to wish Charlie the best of luck in the Bupa Edinburgh 10k. I think it's great that he is supporting AICR and the vital research projects they fund. I'm sure everyone around the world, and in Edinburgh on the day will be cheering him on."