Toolstation announces it will be participating in the Tough Mudder challenge to help raise money for its charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event consists of 13 obstacles over a 5km course; the team must overcome icy water, extreme mud, fire, electricity and rope climbing – it is being held at the Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire.
Angela Rushforth, managing director of Toolstation, said: “We are always looking for new ways to support the fantastic work that Macmillan Cancer Support provides to those living with cancer.
“This Tough Mudder is all about collective teamwork and whether we are being zapped by electricity or clambering over 13 obstacles, we are determined that we finish the course as a group we have already raised a third of our fundraising target and with just over a month to go we are hopeful that we will raise the full amount.”
The £7,500 raised could pay for a Macmillan nurse for over six weeks, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
Corporate partnership manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, George Michell, added: “We are so grateful to Toolstation for taking on the Tough Mudder challenge and raising vital funds for Macmillan. At a time when people living with cancer are struggling with the rising cost of living on top of the existing financial burden a cancer diagnosis can bring, we need the support of our amazing partners like Toolstation more than ever.”
A £7,500 fundraising goal has been set by the team, and supporters are welcome to donate through the team’s Just Giving page.
Since the start of its Partnership in 2020, Toolstation has raised over £1.5 million to help support the charity that provides vital support to people affected by cancer in the UK.