Friends undertake 12-mile obstacle course for domestic abuse charity
2:58pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A GROUP of friends from the Dursley area have undertaken a gruelling, obstacle-filled 12-mile run to raise money for a domestic abuse charity.
As well as their subscription money to enter, Dursley residents Ryan Stevenson, 26, David Gardener, 27, Mike Wilson, 33, as well as Jeremy Coburn, 31, from Cam and Neil Bennett, 31, from Oldbury managed to raise over £1,000.
The band of friends earned their sponsorship by taking part in the Tough Mudder course in Glanusk Estate in Wales on Saturday, September 20, with the money going to Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS).
The course is designed by special forces and includes challenges such as jumping into ice water and climbing through underground mud tunnels.
GDASS support service Manger, Sally Morrissey, said: “We are really pleased that these guys were prepared to put themselves through such a tough event to raise money for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
“We have limited funds so when people such as these guys do things like this for us, we cannot thank them enough. We would like them to know that their efforts will actually make a real difference to people’s lives."
Donations can fund buying a train ticket for a victim and their children to safely flee to a refuge or help a victim rebuild household items after they had to flee and leave their possessions.
For information, advice and support call 08456 029035
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