A TEAM of nine fundraisers have tackled the famous Tough Mudder challenge and raised more than £650 for Support in Mind Scotland.

Jemma Mowatt and eight friends had great fun taking part in the Tough Mudder Half Scotland event at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway and vowed to return next year to the full version of the obstacle course.

The nine signed up to Tough Mudder in memory of their much-loved late friend Blair Lowe, who suffered from mental heath issues throughout his life. They wore an image of Blair on the back of their T-shirts to inspire them on the day.

Jemma said: "It was such a great experience we are defintely going back for the full Tough Mudder next year. So far we have raised at least £650 online, and that's without our own sponsorship money."

Jemma was joined by Jack Mowatt, Stef Close, Darin Stewart, Michael Cation, Ian Gillies, Ryan Marshall, Jordan Coterill  and Chantelle Hafford. You can view the group's Just Giving page by clicking HERE

Colin Leslie, Support in Mind Scotland's Fundraising and Communications Manager, said: "We are enormously grateful to this brave group of nine friends who got together and signed up to Tough Mudder. We are also thankful to everyone who sponsored and supported them. It was a brilliant gesture and fitting tribute to their friend Blair.

"The money they have raised collectively will help us to continue delivering mental health services across Scotland. 

"It is a great start to a big summer of fundraising for Support in Mind Scotland as we embark upon on our new 1 in 100 Campaign."

One hundred days of Awareness and Fundraising by Support in Mind Scotland begins this weekend and will finish on World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

We are encouraging people to undertake challenges of their own and will do all we can to support you with your fundraising activities to promote and support mental health.

For further information email [email protected] or call Colin or Iain on 0131 662 4359