LADIES from Wee County Wellness will get muddy for their community when they take on the Girls Big Dirty Day Out.

A team of around 50 are eagerly preparing for the event at Callendar Park in Falkirk later this month which will see them cover a 3-4k route.

As part of the event on Saturday, August 18, they will conquer a muddy puddle, space hopper, ladder seesaw, sandbag carry, big slippy slide and more to raise money for Scottish Autism.

Celia Peat, founder of Wee County Wellness, said everyone is gearing up for the challenge and they are "buzzing" at the prospect of it.

The ladies have been enjoying a couple of bootcamp style classes a week, and two Clubbercise classes, so are ready for the route.

Celia said: "It will be a great day full of fun and so many of us all rolling about in the mud – what’s not to love!

"Great team building and encouragement for a great cause."

Scottish Autism will use funds for its new residential service in Alloa, Founders House, which provides permanent accommodation for eight adults.

The Alloa-based fitness facility has long been raising money for causes in and around Clacks, as well as further afield, and in four years has managed to raise more than £20,000.

This year, Celia decided to support Scottish Autism, a cause she had helped previously, to be the recipient of the fundraising efforts.

A sell-out burlesque chair dance show, a discipline she teaches a class on, at the Devonvale Hall earlier in May netted more than £900 for Founders House.

She said: "Being part of the community means a lot to me and being able to support local charities that don’t often get the publicity or have the means to get national support is a great feeling.

"Everyone who comes along is so supportive and knowing we can make a difference not just to each other but for good causes makes all the hard work so worthwhile."

Offering support to others and seeing them thrive is something Celia, who is also a nurse, was keen to champion when she first set-up Wee County Wellness.

She said: "I wanted to create a place for fitness where people could come and not feel judged or under pressure to be better than anyone else.

"It’s a daunting thought to join a gym or group fitness and taking that first step is the hardest part.

"No matter what age size or ability we welcome everyone and through support, building confidence and self-esteem, anxieties and fear disappear and results then come.

"It’s not about being skinny or super fit, it’s about having fun being active and healthy."