Crompton Place manager helps raise hundreds of thousands of pounds by doing Tough Mudder (From This Is Lancashire)
Crompton Place manager helps raise hundreds of thousands of pounds by doing Tough Mudder
9:26am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
A BOLTON shopping centre manager has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by “toughing it out” in a gruelling fitness challenge.
Malcolm Angus, manager of Crompton Place, was part of a team of seven friends who took part in the Tough Mudder event in Dalkeith near Edinburgh — a challenge designed by members of the Special Forces.
Tough Mudder events are held all over Europe including Poland, Sweden, France and Germany. where competitors are faced with 10-12 mile obstacle courses to test strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie.
Malcolm, who hails from Dundee and now lives in Ramsbottom, raised money for Help For Heroes — a cause close to him because several family members have either served or are in the forces. The 44-year-old has raised more than £800 for the military charity, making his six-month training schedule worth it.
He said: “I have had some terrific support from my colleagues at Crompton Place towards my final sponsorship total of £810 and I am really grateful to everyone who has contributed because I really didn’t expect to raise so much.”
“The event was very tough and strangely enough, it wasn’t so much the obstacles which were the difficult bit but the running in between which was hard. I think once you got to the obstacles, you just focused on getting over them together and we had quite a laugh doing it, so it definitely helped being in a team, which the organisers recommend.
“There were seven of us doing it together, one woman and six men. Originally, there was double that number but slowly the number dwindled, I think as people slowly realised what it involved!”
Malcolm added: “My late father Colin was in the Army and served in Northern Ireland during the troubles in the 60s. I also have an uncle who was in the military too.
“My cousin is currently in the RAF based in Lossiemouth and has had several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Another cousin has recently left the RAF to join the police, so there is quite a proud heritage within my family of serving within the forces so Help For Heroes just seemed a good charity for me to raise money for.”
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