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Ronnie Sloan has been awarded the 2013 Phiatus Award for his exceptional contribution to charitable activities during the year. He was presented with the award by Charles Cowling, master of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries, at the Company's dinner in July (see report in the October issue of The Actuary).
Ronnie's award reflects not just one but 30 years of charity-related activity as fund-raiser, organiser, administrator and donor, including:
? Running 33 marathons around the world between 1982 and 2003, dressed as a tartan superman and personally raising £225,000 in sponsorship for the Children 1st charity.
? Organising an Old Crocks rugby tournament between 1986 and 1997, and in 2008, raising £1,000 each year for The Murrayfield Centenary Fund for Injured Players.
? Chairing an appeal in 1991 that raised the £200,000 to restore Edinburgh Academical's historic rugby club pavilion at Raeburn Place.
? Acting for 25 years as a trustee - and since 2009 as chairman - of Scottish Sports Aid Trust, a charity that has provided over £2m in grants to 4,000 Scottish youngsters in 35 different sports.
? Raising £1,700 in 2012 by running the 15-mile Seven Hills of Edinburgh Challenge as a tartan superman (see The Actuary, August 2012).
Ronnie has also supported the Faculty of Actuaries Charitable Trust, through which in 2009 he endowed the Sloan Prize.
But the award is not an epitaph to his charity work and on 29 September he ran the Loch Ness 'Monster' Marathon in support of Scottish Sports Aid and would welcome sponsorship.