Sup­port Grant’s weighty chal­lenge

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

You can still do­nate to a fundraiser that has been set up by fire­man Grant Car­nachan.

Grant has set him­self a weighty chal­lenge – run­ning a char­ity half marathon while wear­ing his 23kg fight­ing suit.

The 33-year-old, from Pais­ley, will haul his full kit along with him as he at­tempts to sprint-out the gru­elling dis­tance.

He will run in his tu­nic, trousers, breath­ing ap­pa­ra­tus and cylin­ders, adding an ex­haust­ing amount of ex­tra weight to his per­son.

But don’t be fooled by the tough ex­te­rior, as this burly fire­man has a soft heart.

Grant, who is an an­i­mal lover, is run­ning to raise money for The Fire­fight­ers Char­ity and the Scot­tish SPCA An­i­mal Res­cue And Re­hom­ing Cen­tre in Car­don­ald.

Based at Pol­lok Fire Sta­tion, Grant is the go-to team mem­ber sent out on an­i­mal res­cue jobs, and claims he has saved a few cats stuck up trees dur­ing his 10 years in ser­vice.

Grant says he has al­ways wanted to do some­thing for char­ity, par­tic­u­larly for the cat and dog home, which is close to his heart.

The half marathon takes place in Glas­gow in Oc­to­ber.

In the mean­time, Grant will be train­ing in his lo­cal gym, go­ing runs and sprint­ing the six miles to work in the morn­ing from his home in Pais­ley.

He plans on adding a back­pack and wear­ing heavy clothes to pre­pare him­self for the ex­tra weight.

Grant, who plays for Ren­frew FC Am­a­teurs, will be hav­ing a quiz night on Satur­day, Septem­ber, 2 at Fer­gus­lie Foot­ball Club to raise funds for his cause.

 To do­nate to Grant’s run, visit http:// uk.vir­gin­money­giv­ing.com/ Gran­tCar­nachan

On the run Fire­man Grant Car­nachan

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