It’s good clean fun
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