Fort Wil­liam girls take on Tough Mud­der

The Oban Times - - News -

A GROUP of eight Fort Wil­liam ladies took on Tough Mud­der at the week­end to raise money for a charity ‘close to their hearts’.

Anne Wal­lace, Re­becca Grant, Mhairi Clel­land, Stephanie Clel­land, Gail Bil­s­land, Tammy Mcghee, Vicki Ma­cLeod and Re­becca Maclean took on the chal­lenge and won.

Anne told the Lochaber Times: ‘Re­becca G, my hair­dresser, told me she and two of her sis­ters had signed up for Tough Mud­der, and I had al­ways wanted to tackle the chal­lenge. I asked a few more de­tails and found out it was tak­ing place in Thorn­hill, Dum­fries-shire, so thought it a sign as my late mum had grown up there. When I found out it was on June 17 I knew it was meant to be as my mum’s birth­day was June 19, so I signed up too. We chose the Macmil­lan Nurses Charity as it’s some­thing close to our hearts and we all have per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of the amaz­ing work they do.’ An­other close friend un­for­tu­nately didn’t get a chance to try this chal­lenge, hav­ing lost her own bat­tle with cancer. And so the group set out to raise £750. ‘ We all started at 10am and fin­ished four hours later. The course length was just over 11 miles and the ob­sta­cles ranged from a mud crawl un­der barbed wire, a chute which led to an ice bath, wall climbs rang­ing in height from six to eight feet and a mon­key bar chal­lenge. But we all com­pleted it with team­work, sheer grit and de­ter­mi­na­tion.’

The women are all back home and pleased to re­port they had raised £2,500, with cash still com­ing in. They would all like to say a big thank-you and if any­one still wants to do­nate they can find the link on the Ne­vis Ra­dio Face­book page or drop in to the Lochy Bar, Caol, or Unique Hair and Beauty in the High Street, Fort Wil­liam.

The Fort Wil­liam girls took on Tough Mud­der at the week­end.

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