Ladies aren’t stick in the muds
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