Media Release: Cat Cubie supports ScottishPower employees getting muddy for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life

ScottishPower & Cancer Research UK photo call with Cat Cubie for Pretty Muddy event

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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