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RB Architectural Hardware Team to Take on Tough Mudder

A team from RB Architectural Hardware, a construction company providing high level ironmongery services, is taking on Tough Mudder this September in aid of local, life-saving cancer research.

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Having previously completed the smaller 5km, the team of eight will this year challenge themselves even further by braving the 15km course.

Taking to Cholmondeley Castle for the muddiest Tough Mudder event in the country, the team will tackle obstacles such as ice pits and electric shocks as well as scale 15-foot walls, all while soaking wet.

The group have been taking training seriously despite some injuries along the way, having all increased their gym time and running distances.

The fundraiser comes as part of ongoing efforts from the company to support cancer research projects. As individuals they have all been personally affected by cancer in their families, and as a team they are supporting Catherine Bobby, the wife of RB’s Managing Director, who is currently battling cancer for the third time.

John Hornby, Director of RB Architectural Hardware, said of his team’s challenge: “As a business we like to support a charity every year, including jumping from a plane last year. We’re looking forward to taking on the Tough Mudder in aid of North West Cancer Research this year – we had great fun last time we took part and this year the course will be three times as long!

“We’ve always supported cancer research charities, but to be able to support a local charity doing amazing work in the North West this year is brilliant. Cancer is an illness that at some point effects every family in some way – I lost both my father and grandfather in a short space of time to lung cancer, which hit hard. We will all be thinking of Catherine as we take on the challenge. She is an inspiration in the way she deals with the illness with bravery, courage and a smile most of the time.

“It is important to us that we do our bit to help advance cancer research. Anything we can do to raise money to beat cancer is worth a short spell of pain and toil.”

You can support the team as they take on Tough Mudder on Sunday 9th September at:http://www.justgiving.com/rbarchitecturalhardware