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The going’s getting tough for Russell Taylor’s charity fundraisers

Posted by Georgie Betts on 25/08/2017
Tough Mudder 2017

A team of 12 from Russell Taylor Holdings will be showing how tough they are when they take part in one of the UK’s most gruelling charity challenges.

They have all signed up for Tough Mudder, a 12-mile mud and obstacle course through electric wires, dark tunnels, freezing water, barbed wire and flaming bales of hay that will stretch them to their absolute limits.

It’s all in aid of a companywide fundraiser for Claire House, the children’s hospice close to the business’ headquarters in Bromborough which has over the years benefitted greatly from previous fundraising initiatives by employees.

Members of the Tough Mudder team - Alex Drury, Ben Evans, Georgie Betts, Martin Willemsen, Max Parry, Mike Kinealy, Rob Kurton, Sian Lowe, Steven McCarthy, Stuart Watson, Tom Owen and Zoe Marsden - are now in training for the event which is being held in the grounds of Cheshire’s Cholmondeley Castle on Sunday, September 10.

Ben Russell, chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings Ltd, said: “This will be the third time the company has entered Tough Mudder to help the charities we as a business support.

“It’s a companywide initiative and is a challenge that calls for teamwork, camaraderie, stamina and simply getting the job done – something that everyone who works here buys into every day.

“This is probably the hardest fundraising event ever devised but, like all the charity projects we undertake, the Russell Taylor team are going in to it with true fighting spirit.

“We will once again be raising money for Claire House, a hospice particularly close to our hearts which helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full.”

The target figure being aimed at for Claire House is £3,000. A JustGiving page has been set up – to help the Russell Taylor Tough Mudders reach their goal, you can donate here.