A team of plucky Stansted Airport staff braved a muddy assault course to raise more than £6,780 for CLIC Sargent.
The brave team tackled the Tough Mudder course in West London on May 6, battling their way around a 12 mile course to support the airport’s chosen partner charity, CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent fights for young lives affected by cancer, offering a range of support including specialized nurses and social care professionals, free accommodation at its Homes from Home and financial grants.
In completing their challenge, the 19 Stansted team members fought through electric shocks, icy water, and had to work together to best the imposing pyramid wall.
Emma Bishop, Change Implementation Manager at Stansted, said: “Tough Mudder was one of the most challenging yet rewarding things I have ever done. What’s not to love about a day in icy cold water, getting covered in mud?”
Fellow team member Chris Wiggin added: “This is an amazing achievement and we would like to thank everyone that supported, spectated, donated and gave up their time to make this such a successful event.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Sam Scott said: “We are all very impressed by the efforts of the Stansted team. Every penny raised by their race will help us fight for young lives struck by cancer. We are very grateful for the support.”
Manchester Airports Group, which includes Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports, aims to raise £1million for CLIC Sargent after airport staff voted for it to be group’s chosen charity.
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About cancer in children and young people
Today, 11 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.
About CLIC Sargent
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally. For more information, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
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