Ladies aren’t stick in the muds

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Kind- hearted lo­cal women are set for a mud­pack with a dif­fer­ence - as they’re tak­ing part in the Pretty Muddy event later this month.

He­len Pater­son, from Spit­tal and Tracy Dunn from Castlemilk will be among a group of 82 women tak­ing part in the mucky chal­lenge at Bel­la­hous­ton Park on June 20.

Last year He­len and her pals took part to raise cash for tragic young­ster Ryan McLean, who passed away due to a brain tu­mour, aged just six.

This time around they’re help­ing MacMil­lan Can­cer Care.

Pretty Muddy is a 5K ob­sta­cle course at Bel­la­hous­ton Park that’s strictly for women, and fea­tures lots of mud, var­i­ous ob­sta­cles and a party once the fin­ish line is crossed.

He­len and Tracy will now take on the course again, and they’ve or­gan­ised a char­ity night for MacMil­lan that same evening at the Mau­reen Cope Com­mu­nity Hall.

The event has sold out, and He­len’s been de­lighted by the lo­cal sup­port.

She said: “We’ve sold out al­ready for the night, which should raise about £1000.

“There’s go­ing to be a DJ and there’s go­ing to be lots of raf­fles and prizes.

“The com­mu­nity has been re­ally sup­port­ive and we wanted to say thanks for that.

“This year we were think­ing that ev­ery­one’s af­fected by can­cer in one way or an­other, so we thought that we should chose that as MacMil­lan can re­ally help fam­i­lies out and we want to make sure that it can a lo­cal im­pact.

“We’ll be very busy on the day with Pretty Muddy in the af­ter­noon and then the event at night!”

He­len is also look­ing for­ward to tack­ling the Bel­la­hous­ton course again. She added: “It’s great fun to take part in.

“There’s no harm in giv­ing a bit back. by do­ing some­thing like this.”

More in­for­ma­tion on the Pretty Muddy 5K can be found at http://race­for­life. can­cer­re­searchuk.org/

Mud lark He­len Pater­son (left) and Tracy Dunn are tak­ing part in Pretty Muddy on June 20 for char­ity

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