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Char­ity fundrais­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

A Ruther­glen woman fought dir ty af ter com­plet­ing an ob­sta­cle course for char­ity.

Laura Fin­lay ( 23), from Burn­side, was part of a group of Scot­tishPower em­ploy­ees who took part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy event in Glas­gow on June 20, a 5k ob­sta­cle course which at­tracts com­peti­tors from all over Scot­land.

And Laura and her team man­aged to raise £835 for the cause.

Laura, who has been with Scot­tishPower for two years, is proud to have taken the fundrais­ing chal­lenge at Pretty Muddy.

She said: “It’s great to be part of the Pretty Muddy Scot­tishPower team, rais­ing money for such an im­por­tant cause at Race for Life. It was great to cre­ate our own ded­i­cated wave, in our bid to help beat can­cer.

“I was ner­vous be­fore tak­ing part in the Scot­tishPower wave of Pretty Muddy Glas­gow be­cause, as my friends and col­leagues know, I’m a Princess and hate any­thing in­volv­ing mud but I wanted to raise money for Can­cer Re­search UK and demon­strate that we have the energy to help beat can­cer sooner. By do­ing events such as this Scot­tishPower has man­aged to raise a phe­nom­e­nal £7mil­lion for Can­cer Re­search UK and I’m very proud to be part of that.

“It was def­i­nitely a tough race and I was ab­so­lutely cov­ered in mud from head to toe - I took a long time in the shower af­ter­wards - but it was all worth it. I’d en­cour­age any­one to en­ter the Race for Life Pretty Muddy event and help raise money to fund life-sav­ing re­search.”

Broad­caster and colum­nist Cat Cu­bie has of­fered her sup­port to Laura and the team to high­light the im­por­tant role that fundrais­ing plays in help­ing to sup­port vi­tal re­search. She knows first-hand the im­por­tance of re­search, hav­ing lost her grand­mother to breast can­cer.

Cat Cu­bie added: “I’m de­lighted to be part of Scot­tishPower’s gang and I think it’s amaz­ing that so many em­ploy­ees, like Laura, are show­ing their sup­port .”

Down and dirty Laura Fin­lay with Cat Cu­bie

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