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Kingston opticians support Help For Heroes in the Tough Mudder challenge

12 May, 2014
Specsavers Opticians Kingston Upon Thames take part in Tough Mudder to support Help For Heroes
Specsavers Kingston team after their Tough Mudder challenge

Staff at Specsavers in Kingston took on the Tough Mudder challenge in aid of UK military charity, Help for Heroes.

Extreme challenge

Seven members of staff from Specsavers in Kingston, located at 56-58 Clarence Street, donated over £1,500 through race fees and donations for their participation in the twelve mile, hard-core obstacle course.

Obstacles, electric fences and icy tunnels

The endurance course's obsatcles are said to play on common fears, such as fire, ice, electricity and heights.

Paul Ballah, store director said: ‘Many of us took part in Tough Mudder last year so we knew what to expect. The challenge definitely lived up to its name, that’s for sure!

‘The team did amazingly well and stuck together through the gruelling course of obstacles, electric fences and underwater tunnels. Thank you to all the customers, family and friends who generously sponsored our challenge.’

Help for Heroes

The team chose to support Help for Heroes - which is a UK military charity that focuses on providing support, from mental wellbeing to education, employment and financial advice for serving personnel, veterans and their families.

 

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