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TOUGH MUDDER: Man takes on endurance challenge for Northwood cancer charity

 Published on: 16th August 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man from the local area raised money a Northwood cancer centre by taking on the endurance challenge of Tough Mudder.

31-year-old freight worker Gary Sexton, from Harefield, and his three friends Josh Batterham, Chris Jones and Steve Clack did the challenge in tribute to their friend who died of cancer, and for his mum, Maria, who was recently diagnosed with the disease for a second time.

Gary said: “With my friend, Michael Perry, passing away due to cancer six years ago and my mum diagnosed with cancer for a second time recently, I wanted to try and do something close to my heart.”

On August 14, the team took on the 10km endurance course at Morden Park that is Tough Mudder. This is an obstacle challenge, including crawling, climbing, monkey bars, ice water, going through mud and even electrical shocks.

All the money raised from the race will go to providing high-quality, next-generation equipment for the Paul Strickland Cancer Centre, based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood.

The centre operates independently from the hospital, and is known as a worldwide centre of excellence in cancer imaging.

To donate to Gary’s fundraiser, visit the JustGiving page.

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