MUSSELBURGH Racecourse staff took part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon, raising £2,000 in memory of a valued colleague who died after battling pancreatic cancer.

Graeme Nish, 39, was the main joinery contractor at the track and the eldest son of long-serving racecourse caretaker Adam and wife Elaine, who works in the customer services team.

Graeme, of Musselburgh, passed away suddenly on June 15 and staff raised funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK by taking part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon and 10k races. Clerk of the course Harriet Graham was joined by marketing manager Aisling Johnston, marketing assistant Maiti Stirling, hospitality executive Grace Richardson, corporate hospitality manager Emma Bidie and her husband Jeremy.

Aisling said: “Graeme was a wonderful person to have around the racecourse, he really loved his job and is he is sadly missed by us all. Some of us have never taken part in a race like this before but we were all fully committed. If we can raise a few pounds for pancreatic cancer research in Graeme’s memory then it will be well worth the effort and the training.”

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