POWERLIFTING champions broke a sweat to raise funds for charity after being inspired by a four-year-old girl who lives with an extra kidney.

Andrew Cairney, 40, and his daughter Simone both live with duplex kidneys, which means they have an extra kidney on one side.

Andrew said: “Simone has to be super hydrated all the time and has to go to the bathroom often than anyone else.”

But the Yoker-born dad said there are some advantages to the condition.

He said: “There are some positives to it as well, but it’s generally classed as a condition rather than being beneficial.

“Because you have more kidneys you get rid of any toxins faster and if you drink you can recover from alcohol quicker – so it’s got good points and bad points.”

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Andrew owns Outcast Barbell Sanctuary (OBS), based in Clydebank Business Park, and he organised a deadlift competition at the gym which raised more than £3,000 for Kidney Kids Scotland.

And at the end of October, 15 members of the gym travelled to the World Powerlifting Championships in Slovakia for eight days. The group returned with 13 medals.

Seven-times world champion Andrew told the Post: “All but one of those who attended the championships this year had never powerlifted before joining the gym, so they’ve went from starting out to being world champion medallists.

“Some of them are the best in the world. We got more medals ourselves than some of the nation’s got – Brazil, Slovenia, Iran and Germany, to name a few.

“We arranged the charity event for after we came back and we thought Kidney Kids Scotland was a great cause.”