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Alan Soutar gets his bike ready
LORRAINE KELLY has joined a group of ex Commandos to help launch an epic fundraising challenge. The TV star met up with the 21 men – who have left the marines and now serve in Scotland's emergency services – as they trained for the ultimate endurance test. In two weeks time the team will kayak, white water raft, cycle, run and speed march 100 miles across Tayside in less than 24 hours. They're helping raise £1 million for Commando 999 – a charity set up to help Royal Marines injured in Afghanistan. Speaking at the launch, breakfast tv queen Lorraine said: "These men are true heroes and deserve all the support we can give them. They've bravely served their country and are now helping save lives on our streets. They're amazing." Forces' sweetheart Lorraine added: "I've done a few tough challenges but nothing comes close to what these guys are attempting. If they manage to finish they will have earned every penny." In true commando spirit, the team, who have over 100 years operational service under their belts, have set themselves an awesome challenge.