Tortoise and hare team gear up for charity feat

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Shawlands father and son Grant and Antony are on the fundraising trail ahead of a mammoth charity challenge.

The duo will be cycling 300 miles over four days, from London to Paris, in July - a feat in memory of friends and family who lost their battles with cancer, and to thakn Macmillan Cancer Support.

Grant (50), watch manager at Clarkston Fire Station, told The Extra: “Antony will be 18 in August and this for me just adds to the challenge — a father and son/tortoise and hare story.”

The aim is to raise £3,500 for the cancer charity, and the team are kicking off with a charity night on February 28 at Glasgow Indoor Bowling Club, Langside.

Entry is £10 and there will be a DJ, buffet and raffle prizes — tickets from grant.small@tiscali.co.uk or by donating at www.justgiving.com/grantsmall.