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Metropolitan Police officers from Colindale take on gruelling Tough Mudder for charity
Thirteen members of the Metropolitan Police team at Colindale station took on the 11.5-mile Tough Mudder assault course
A team of police officers stepped off their beat and onto the assault course to raise money for two charities at one of the UK’s toughest endurance events.
Thirteen members of the Metropolitan Police team at Colindale station took on the 11.5-mile Tough Mudder assault course – tackling obstacles featuring fire, electric shocks and water.
The team raised more than £5,100 for The Brompton Foundaiton and CLIC Sargent when they completed the course on June 9.
The officers chose the two charities because of personal links.
Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent supported particpant PC John Chapman and his family when his four-year-old daughter Holly was diagnosed with cancer three years ago.
The Brompton Fountain provided 19-month-old Leo Braybrooke’s parents with a place to stay when he was diagnosed with a rare heart condition at just seven weeks old.
PC James Mathews, is Leo's second cousin and helped organise the challenge. He said: “The event was hard - brilliant but hard.
“There were times when I hurt everywhere - I was tired, cold, soaking wet and doubts as to whether you can finish start to creep in. But then one of the team slaps you on the back, tells you to keep going and you just do.
“At some point you end up giving the same advice and encouragement to someone else. It was a proper team effort.
“It was truly a brilliant day. To all those who donated, please don't underestimate the difference you are making to so many families, thank you so much.”
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