The well-loved Doctor Who writer, Andrew Smith, who wrote the TV story and novel adaptation, ‘Full Circle’ starring Tom Baker and numerous Big Finish stories including one in the upcoming First Doctor Adventures Volume 01 (starring David Bradley), is running to raise funds, and awareness, for The Lily Foundation.

The Lily Foundation was founded in memory of Lily, an 8-month-old who lost her battle to Mitochondrial Disease. This cause is near to Smith’s heart as he knew both Lily and her family. His youngest daughter would have attended school with Lily.

Smith, despite a recent knee injury, is training to run his third 10k Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday, 1st October. Smith will be at the starting line, regardless, to support this worthwhile cause.

Please consider supporting Andrew Smith with donations by visiting his ‘Justgiving’ page.

Even though he’s achieved his goal each donation goes directly to The Lily Foundation and continues to spur him on and above all aids researchers in finding a cure.


From Smith’s ‘JustGiving’ page, he writes:

‘This year I’ll be running the 10k Great Scottish Run, in Glasgow on 1st October, for the third time, to raise funds for The Lily Foundation, and to raise awareness of mitochondrial disease and the work of the Foundation.

As some of you will already know, this is a charity I care a lot about. It does great work relating to a disease that many are unaware of, but which has devastating and even fatal effects. Lily would have gone to school with my younger daughter, but she died at 8 months old.

You can find out more about the Foundation, and read Lily’s story, here:

If you are able to help the Foundation by donating any amount at all, both they and I will be extremely grateful. You will be helping those with mitochondrial disease, and helping fund research towards a cure.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity

I’ve begun training, which has been hampered at times by a knee injury, but whatever happens, I will be on the starting line on 1st October. Hopefully, I’ll be fit and well, and looking to beat my time of 1 hour 7 minutes from last year. I’ll be posting updates as I train over the next weeks leading up to the run.

Thank you in advance for your support, and huge thanks to those who have donated in the past. You’re helping a great cause, and it also helps give me a spur during the run!”

Donate by visiting Andrew Smith’s Justgiving page.



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