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Tough stuff faces Russell Taylor team in charity challenge

Posted by Georgie Betts on 11/09/2015
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Tough stuff faces Russell Taylor team in charity challenge

A TEAM from Russell Taylor Group is getting ready for action in one of the UK's hardest  charity challenges.

They have all volunteered for Tough Mudder, billed as the toughest event on the planet, to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, the company's nominated charity.

The extreme challenge will see Rob Kurton, Brendon Hogan, Joel Barker, Graham Howard and Chris Whiteley tackle a punishing obstacle course over

10-12 miles on the Cholmondeley Estate in Malpas, Cheshire, on Sunday, September 13.

The Tough Mudder course has been designed by British Special Forces to test all-round strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie. Every year new obstacles are added to test participants' physical and mental strength – so it's not just running and crawling through mud but plunging into vats of ice, facing the fear of live electrical wires and flying through fields of fire.

This is the third time that Russell Taylor has taken part in Tough Mudder, the company's nominated charity. Its fundraising target is

£10,000 to pay for a state-of-the-art bedroom at the hospital which cares for more than 270,000 children, young people and their families every year.

The group's chairman, Peter Russell, said: “I am extremely proud that once again staff have volunteered to face this incredibly hard challenge to raise money for Alder Hey.

“It's an endurance test like no other and I know they will put every ounce of commitment and enthusiasm into it.”

Russell Taylor Group has set up a JustGiving page for anyone who wants to support the Tough Mudder team in its fundraising for Alder Hey. To donate, please go to