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Fraser Brown tackles 12 miles of mud to raise money for John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

Fraser Brown tackles 12 miles of mud to raise money for John van Geest Cancer Research Centre

A team of nine professionals from Nottingham law firm Fraser Brown trudged through miles of mud and overcame gruelling hurdles to complete the 12 mile Tough Mudder raising £2,300 for local charity John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

The team set out in the early hours of the morning after months of training to tackle the cross-country mud-run at the Belvoir Castle Estate in Leicestershire for the Cancer research charity, which Fraser Brown will be supporting throughout 2017.

The team, which included managing partner Patrick Wood, took a total of 3 hours 45 minutes to complete the obstacle course whilst battling a downpour of rain and hail.

Managing partner, Patrick Wood, said: “This was a real challenge for the whole team, but everyone did incredibly well and dedicated a lot of time to training for the Tough Mudder so that we could complete it to the best of our abilities. Even though the course was made even more difficult and muddier by the continuous rain, we all thoroughly enjoyed taking part and working together to complete the race.

“Myself and my team are so pleased we met our fundraising target and we feel incredibly proud to have completed this challenge for the good of the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre which does incredible work.”

Over the course of this year, Fraser Brown will take on a number of additional fundraising activities for John van Geest including golf days, a rounders tournament and fundraising dinners.

The Tough Mudder challenge comes after a team of 18 from Fraser Brown completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge last September. The 12 hour, 24 mile walk saw Fraser Brown raise over £7,000 for charity.

Stephen Knott from the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, said: “I’d like to say a big congratulations to the Fraser Brown team for taking on this mighty challenge for us. It’s a tough course and the funds they have raised are essential in helping us to continue our research into tackling cancer.

“Fraser Brown will be supporting us throughout the rest of the year and we are so grateful to the company for choosing to help us in any way that they can.”

The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre is a purpose-built scientific facility, which aims to save lives and speed recovery by improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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