Dozens of students at Robert Gordon University braved yesterday’s dreich weather to take part in a charity run wearing nothing but their underwear.
The run, which was organised by RGU student Hannah Sizeland, asked students and lecturers to strip down and run just over half a mile in Aberdeen’s first “Undie Run” for Cancer Research UK.
Ms Sizeland, who is currently studying in the second year of her Events Management course at RGU, organised the chilly run for Cancer Research UK’s “Stand Up To Cancer” campaign.
She said: “I think everyone’s been affected by cancer in some way, and there’s been a few people in my family that have had it.
“So to raise money for Cancer Research was very important to all the runners taking part.
“The run went really, really well. Over the past five to six weeks we’ve managed to raise nearly £800, so it’s been really good news for the charity in that sense.
“It wasn’t the warmest of days for the run but I think everybody was actually really happy it was raining, there was a big hill at the end of the run and people had a great time slipping and falling around in the mud.”
Ms Milne, 19, who gives her time to Cancer Research UK as a student events manager, added: “Although we only had about 20 to 30 people take part in the run, we had a big audience turn out to support us.
“People could wear underwear over their clothes if they felt uncomfortable, but I was surprised by how many people stripped off. Once one person got down to their pants, everyone else followed.
“The exception would be a lecturer who joined in wearing a thong, but that was on top of a onesie fortunately.”
Lisa Adams, spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK in Scotland said: “We are delighted that so many students have joined the first ever Undie Run in Aberdeen and have stripped down to their smalls in Scotland’s chilly autumnal weather to help fund life saving research.
“By raising money for the Stand Up To Cancer campaign they’ll be funding life saving research so that more people will survive this terrible disease.”
To donate to the campaign visit www.standuptocancer.org.uk