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Tusker Tough Mudders on target for cancer charity total

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A 26-strong team from Tusker, which took part in this year’s Tough Mudder adventure challenge on May 4 in Kettering, are on target for their charity fund raising target.

Led by chief executive David Hosking, the team of Tusker participants – the self-named Tusker Tough Mudders – included: chief operating officer Mark Sinclair; chief financial officer David Brockwell; business development director Alison Argall; and account development director Veronica Steele.

Between them they have now raised £19,352 – with money coming in all the time from well-wishers and supporters.

All monies raised are going to the Teenage Cancer Trust whose mission is to raise funds, educate, and support teenagers fighting cancer and anyone wishing to donate can do so by clicking here.

The Tusker competitors tackled a 12 mile-long obstacle course designed by the Special Forces to test all-round strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.

The course included freezing cold ice baths, 12ft walls, a mud mile, an electric shock field and other ‘challenges’.

Afterwards, an exhausted David Hosking said: “It was a gruelling day with not only the obstacles to contend with but also bouts of hail and torrential rain! However, we’re proud to say that our Tusker Tough Mudders all made it round the course.

“The team can all can now testify why Tough Mudder is billed as probably the toughest event on the planet having counted up the number of cuts, bruises and even a couple of cracked ribs picked up by some of the team in their determination to complete the course.

“We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, suppliers, competitors, friends and family for sponsoring us – the money is going to such a great cause and is greatly appreciated.”

To see further proof of the efforts of the Tusker Tough Mudders, a special microsite has been set up. On the site, visitors can also view a Tough Mudder video.

“There is, of course, still time to donate once you've seen what a tough day we had, simply click on the just giving.com link to help us achieve our £20k target,” added Hosking.

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