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Two supporters of the Uist and Barra branch of Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative are raising funds by running the Edinburgh Marathon.

Duncan MacInnes and Seumas Campbell have already blown past their online funding target before even setting foot in the capital.

At the time of writing, their Crowdfunder appeal for the Eriskay FC players had reached £1,364, having overtaken their original £1,150 target.

The pair plans to raise even more for the charity close to their heart.

Writing on their appeal page, Duncan says: “The charity we have chosen to fundraiser for is the ‘Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative Group’. Having both lost loved ones to cancer, we understand the unbelievably hard and vital work this charity is doing. Across the Western Isles, it supports many family’s through what is an unimaginably challenging time.”

The marathon takes place on Sunday, May 26. It takes in some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks and offers picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.