300 employees taking part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy event in Glasgow on 20 June to raise funds to help beat cancer sooner
Cat Cubie will join an army of ScottishPower employees who are gearing up to ‘fight dirty’ in the battle against cancer at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow this weekend. Together, they will harness their positive energy at the Race for Life Pretty Muddy event to create a wave of support and raise vital funds for charity partner Cancer Research UK.
Cat has offered her support to highlight the important role that fundraising plays in helping to beat cancer sooner. The broadcaster and columnist knows first-hand the importance of research, having lost her grandmother to breast cancer.
Also getting ‘Pretty Muddy’ with Cat and ScottishPower is brave cancer survivor and former Motherwell FC cheerleader Kate Bowman, who discovered she had a rare form of cancer when she was just 23. Kate, now 24, was initially given the shocking news that her chances of surviving were not good, but she’s now cancer-free and also taking part in Saturday’s event to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Cat Cubie commented: “I’m delighted to be part of ScottishPower’s army of fundraisers and I think it’s amazing that so many employees are showing their support and raising money to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. ScottishPower has already raised a phenomenal £7 million for Cancer Research UK and by creating a wave of support at Pretty Muddy on Saturday, they are out in force to show that together we have the energy to help conquer cancer. It’s such an important cause and it’s going to be great fun”.
Neil Clitheroe, CEO ScottishPower Retail & Generation, said: “At ScottishPower, our commitment to making a difference stretches beyond energy. Our employees have shown amazing support for Cancer Research UK over the last three years and their willingness to get involved in the fight against cancer time and time again is inspiring. I have no doubt that the 300 employees taking part on Saturday will raise a huge amount of money and have a great time doing so.”
Cat will kick-start the fun with a motivational team talk for the ScottishPower employees and Kate, who will lead the ScottishPower wave of support.
Kate Bowman said: “I am supporting Pretty Muddy as I want to raise as much money as I can for a great charity which makes such a difference to people’s lives.”
ScottishPower is the Official Energy Sponsor of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life and since 2012 has raised more than £7 million over three years as part of a wider partnership with the charity. The energy provider has just renewed the partnership for a further three years.
Susan Johnstone, Race for Life national event manager for Scotland, said: “We are thrilled that Cat and Kate are fuelling ScottishPower’s determination to help us fund life-saving research.
“Last year, more than five thousand ladies took part in Pretty Muddy in Glasgow, raising an incredible two hundred and thirty thousand. This year, we hope that even more women will turn out to join in the muddy fun. The money raised allows the charity’s doctors, nurses and scientists to carry out vital research which is helping to save the lives of men, women and children across Glasgow.”
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Millions of lives have been saved by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and thanks to this progress survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years.
Pretty Muddy is a 5k muddy obstacle course where women of all ages, shapes and sizes can climb, jog and walk all over cancer.
To enter Race for Life today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.
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ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe, and the world leader in operating wind energy. Iberdrola’s main operating areas are Spain, the UK, US, Mexico and Brazil.
In the UK, as well as being a major retail energy supplier, ScottishPower manages the electricity network which supports millions of homes and businesses and is one of the largest producers of renewable electricity.
The company now manages more than 5.6 million retail customer accounts.
SP Energy Networks look after more than 100,000 km of power lines and over 30,000 substations, delivering electricity to more than 3.5 million homes and businesses in Scotland, the North West of England and North Wales. ScottishPower Renewables is one of the leading developers of green electricity, with more than 25 operational windfarms and a healthy pipeline of onshore, offshore, wave and tidal reneweable energy projects in development.
About Cancer Research UK:
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research
Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.
Today, 2 in 4 people survive cancer. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that 3 in 4 people will survive cancer within the next 20 years.
Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.