Girls and boys ready to rock and roll for terrific causes

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IF you want to be healthy you’d better get your skates on and check yourself out!

That’s the message from the organisers of a special sporting event in Grangemouth, who are raising cash and awareness for the fight against breast and testicular cancer.

The sport is roller derby - which involves two teams of skaters trying to outscore each other on an oval flat track. It’s full contact, fast and thrilling fun for all the family.

The charity bout on November 10 will see top skaters from all over the UK converge on Grangemouth Sports Complex as 14 boys line up against 14 girls.

There will also be a warm-up match - The InJustice League vs The Rebel Avengers - featuring mixed girls teams from around Central Scotland and beyond.

The special double-header has been arranged by Raven and Titan of Stenhousemuir-based Hades’ Roller Boys.

All proceeds from the day will be split between Breast Cancer Campaign and Ballboys UK Testicular Cancer Charity.

Raven said: “The aim is not only raising money, but also raising awareness among skaters and the public alike to get them checking their bits ‘n’ pieces with as much care and attention as they do their kit.

“One in three people is directly affected by cancer in their lifetime. My mum has been in remission for 15 years now and Titan lost his mum 14 years ago.

“We had such a response that we’ve had to make it a double header with a mixed teams bout happening too.

“We have skaters coming from all over the UK and some majorly experienced bench, line-up and announcers.”

The organisers are appealing for businesses to advertise in the programme, donate a raffle prize or chip in with money for the charities.

For more information search Facebook for Breasticles v Testicles Charity Derby Bout or e-mail intothenitemare@hotmail.co.uk

For more on the charities, visit http://www.breastcancercampaign.org and http://www.ballboys.org.uk