A former policewoman holds a mass training session in an attempt to raise as much money as possible to fight cancer.

And in super shape, Alanna Perratt wants as many people as possible to gather in a Paisley Park later this month.

The 34-year-old is encouraging Buddies to be more positive with an energetic start through 2022.

The ex-cop said she felt pressured to do more volunteer work … and just do “positive, nice things that help people.”

Alanna said, “I want to do more for and in the community this year.



Alanna Perratt is hosting the challenge on January 22

“Although I don’t have a dramatic cancer story to tell from my family, cancer can affect anyone.

“I have wanted to do charitable work for quite some time and for me the Beatson Cancer Charity is a great cause.”

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A year ago, we revealed that PC Perratt hung up his Police Scotland baton after six years.

She started AP Fitness and Nutrition from her home in South Paisley and this week she said: “I don’t miss the police at all, I haven’t regretted my decision at all.

“What I’m doing now gives me a lot more job satisfaction.

“And it’s not just about the money, it’s about feeling good and enjoying life.”

Simply show up to the yellow Beatson banners in the Brodie Park parking lot for a 10am departure on Saturday January 22.

The training will last for an hour and there will be charity cans for cash donations or people can go to a Justgiving page.

Depending on traffic and weather conditions, it will be either on a solid surface or on grass.

Alanna said people can do this at their own pace and for all abilities and none, including children.

She added, “My five year old daughter Hope will be there to jump everywhere so I hope parents bring their kids even if they are in strollers.

“It’s just to bring everyone together, to do something positive.

“I’ll make it a fun and light HIIT session, it won’t be difficult.

“People can take it easy or hard, you do what you want with it.

“I think coaching has a double benefit – it will uplift people and fundraise for a good cause.”

Since quitting the force, the 5-foot-8-inch strong woman has built up a full list of clients looking to improve their fitness.

She started during the height of the lockdown when she had to take individuals outside for training.

Sport and exercise have always been important to her since she was athletic champion at Brediland Primary and Gleniffer High, where she excelled in fitness.

Ten years ago she started in community policing in East Renfrewshire after graduating from Tulliallan training college.

She was the fittest of her generation and known as “the machine”.

You can donate via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alanna-perratt2 and keep up to date with his progress on his social media via Instagram @apfitnessandnutrition or Facebook @ap fitness & nutrition.

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