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Colleagues facing a tough challenge

A group from Renolit in Cramlington who are doing the Tough Mudder event being held in Edinburgh for charity. GM041307

A group from Renolit in Cramlington who are doing the Tough Mudder event being held in Edinburgh for charity. GM041307

A group of workmates are taking on one of the most physical challenges around in order to raise money for two worthy causes.

The seven colleagues from Renolit in Cramlington are doing the Tough Mudder in Edinburgh on Saturday.

And they will be raising money in the process for Help for Heroes and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

Help for Heroes was chosen because participant Mark Collins served in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2010.

And Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research was selected as Neil Douglass, who is also taking part in the gruelling challenge, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2010.

The event comes on the back of previous challenges such as the Coast to Coast, which the group completed in 2011, and the National Three Peaks Challenge, undertaken last year.

The seven have endured a gruelling six-month training programme to prepare for their latest fundraising exploit.

It’s is billed as the ‘Toughest Event on the Planet’ and was designed by British Special Forces.

On the day they will be running up to 12 miles whilst taking on more than 20 obstacles including ice, fire, water and 10,000 volts of electricity.

The group hope to raise £2,000, which will be divided equally between the two charities.

To help them reach their fundraising target, go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/mudders14

 

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