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Stripe gets pretty muddy with ScottishPower & CRUK

Stripe gets pretty muddy with ScottishPower & CRUK

As you all know, here at Stripe we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty. This was proven yet again at the weekend as we spent the day with broadcaster Cat Cubie and brave cancer survivor, Kate Bowman, to support 300 ScottishPower employees who took part in Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy event in Glasgow to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Cat 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. She was joined by brave cancer survivor and former Motherwell FC cheerleader Kate Bowman, who discovered she had a rare form of cancer when she was just 23.

Cat and Kate supported ScottishPower’s army of fundraisers and started them off as they began the Pretty Muddy event to raise money to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. ScottishPower has already raised £7 million for Cancer Research UK and doesn’t intend to stop there.

Inspired by the mud and the phenomenal fundraising, some Stripes even said they would sign up next year…

ScottishPower raising £5 million for Cancer Research UK

ScottishPower raising £5 million for Cancer Research UK

Last week some of the Stripes ventured down to London Town to help unveil a giant sculpture to celebrate ScottishPower raising £5 million for Cancer Research UK.

The sculpture – weighing almost 40 stone– was unveiled at 7am in central London to encourage people to recognise the fundraising efforts by ScottishPower to help Cancer Research UK develop newer, kinder treatments.

As word spread, plenty of people popped by to have their picture taken with the sculpture, and of course the lovely Dawn O’Porter, who helped to celebrate the £5 million milestone.

There might have also been an incident with a bird…