Grantham Muddy Duckers raise £1,200 for cancer charity

Lois Smith (22), Jodie Cotton (23), Steph Page (23), Lisa Brandreth (23), Amy Saggers (22), Lydia Russell (23), Demi McAndrew (23)

Lois Smith (22), Jodie Cotton (23), Steph Page (23), Lisa Brandreth (23), Amy Saggers (22), Lydia Russell (23), Demi McAndrew (23)

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Friends ran through mud and came up smiling after raising a grand sum for charity.

The seven women from Grantham, aged 22 and 23, took part in Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy 5K at Clumber Park for Cancer Research on Saturday.

More than 6,000 took part in the event, tackling 12 muddy obstacles in the National Trust parkland near to Worksop.

The Grantham team, who became friends at school or through socialising, called themselves Pretty Muddy Duckers and were so pleased with the £1,204 they raised they plan to take part in another fun charity event next year.

Amy Saggers, 22, of Ninth Avenue, Grantham, said she and her friends enjoyed the challenge, even though they finished covered in mud.

Amy, a key account manager at Ashbon laundry in Grantham, added: “We even managed to laugh whille getting covered in mud during the obstacles as it was all for a good cause.

“Each of us had our own individual reasons for supporting cancer research as we were all connected to the charity through a loss of a family member, either a grandparent, a step father or a close family friend.”

The other runners were Demi McAndrew, Steph Page, Lois Smith, Lisa Brandreth, Jodie Cotton, and Lydia Russell.