Daredevil fundraisers tackle one of the world's toughest challenges

Halton Haven Warriors

Halton Haven Warriors

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

INTREPID athletes are tackling Tough Mudder, probably the toughest event on the planet, to help local cancer sufferers.

Halton Haven Warriors will be running through bogs, jumping into pools of ice, leaping through fire and getting shocked by 10,000 volts of electricity in a 12-mile British Special Forces obstacle course in Malpas on Saturday, November 17.

The 22-strong team, some in their late 40s, hopes to raise £10,000 for the hospice.

Organiser Simon Li, aged 38, an IT systems engineer from Brookvale, Runcorn, said: “We visited the hospice and it has inspired us to do all we can to help people suffering from cancer.

“This is not a race, it’s a challenge. We will helping each other to get through it.”

Simon has already dived out of a plane and completed a Santa dash for the hospice.

He said: “My friend lost his wife to cancer last year. I wanted to give smoething back and help people.”

Ciaran Clotworthy, hospice events manager, said: “The team is simply fantastic, truly inspirational fundraisers.

“We appreciate how hard they are working to train for this gruelling event.

“We’re really excited to come and watch you all on the day.”

Visit justgiving.com/haltonhavenwarriors or text 70070 with a message of HHTM99£5 to donate.

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