Keep it cool for Macmillan

A leading cancer charity are asking people to get on board for their festive ski and snowboard challenge to help people affected by cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support are challenging you to take part in their Santa Skiing and boarding challenge which will take place at SNO!zoneScotland at Xscape on Thursday 10 December.image001

The event has a festive theme with all participants being asked to ski up and down the wintery slopes 40 times – which is the equivalent distance in magic reindeer miles from Glasgow to Santa’s workshop in Lapland.

Participants will be asked to raise sponsorship for the challenge; the charity hopes that this year’s event will be its biggest festive fundraiser ever. All the proceeds will be used to fund vital cancer services in communities across the West of Scotland.

Susan Selkirk, Macmillan Fundraising Manager, said:
“The event is open to all skiers and boarders who reach the minimum recreational standard at SNO!zone why not come along and show your support. The event will feature lots of challenges and entertainment as well as tobogganing. It will be great fun for all the family.”

If you feel up to the challenge and want to do something to improve the lives of those affected by cancer then Macmillan Cancer Support on 0141 952 0085 or email Susan Selkirk on


Did you know we have a Champion in our ranks of Paisley Buddies well look no further than Kevin McIntyre who is the current Scottish, Celtic and British Welterweight champion reading up on Kevin’s career is fascinating he has worked hard to be where he is today. Here is a snapshot of the information we have taken from Kevin’s website

Mar 2 2008 – by Tom Walker

Kevin McIntyre retained the British welterweight title he took from Kevin Anderson in relatively surprising circumstances and against the perceived odds four months ago in Irvine ‘s Magnum Centre.

The Paisley postman again defied the odds by his retention of his title in a packed and atmospheric Kelvin Hall with a unanimous points decision with scores of 115-114, 117-112 and 117-112 from the judges at ringside. I’d venture that the score of 117-112 is flattering as the bout was much closer than that, and it could be argued that scoring depends on what you’re looking for. Is it heavy direct shots to the target or lighter, yet more frequent shots?

In any event when all is said and done, Kevin McIntyre wakes up on Saturday morning with the Lonsdale belt still in his possession and Kevin Anderson wakes up wondering where he’s going from here.

The atmosphere was nothing short of high voltage with the fans of both boxers creating a tension in the terraces, which presumably was fuelled by the same stuff which made them sing so out of tune. No chance of any of this lot featuring on the “X Factor” trying to please Simon Cowell. The Braveheart squad were out in force to support their man, in fact the whole arena looked like a who’s who of Scottish boxing such was the interest in this all Scottish title bout.

The opener had Anderson forcing the pace and McIntyre countering with accuracy from his southpaw lead and the occasional left hook for good measure. The Fifer was trying to KO the Paisley man every time he threw a punch, but it was mighty close and depended on your affiliation as to who got it. click here to read more…. also we will be featuring Kevin in our notable people section very soon. thanks for the link Kevin very much appreciated…