Chichester Observer

Tough mud­der suc­cess

- Joe Stack news@chiob­ 01243 534156 The Bell’s Belles team af­ter fin­ish­ing their Tough Mud­der Rolls-Royce · Isle of Wight · Austria · Bell Inn

Thou­sands of pounds have been raised for good causes as two Chich­ester groups tack­led a tough mud­der chal­lenge.

En­gi­neer Nicole Bren­nan, from Church Road, faced the chal­lenge with friends and col­leagues from Rolls Royce and man­aged to raise £2,510.

This will cover the cost of travel to and from a spe­cial­ist trea­ment cen­tre for a four­month-old Isle of Wight boy who, like Nicole, was born with­out a lower arm.

Nicole said the group ‘all loved it’ and said: “We have cov­ered travel for the next five years so we are re­ally ex­cited about that.

“We are al­ready talk­ing about do­ing the ten-mile fundraiser next year.

“We are re­ally happy with all the sup­port from the com­mu­nity and we are look­ing for­ward to see­ing what hap­pens next.”

On the other side of the city, staff and lo­cals at The Bell Inn pub in Broyle Road were ‘over the moon’ at hav­ing raised £3,600 for St Wil­frid’s Hospice as the pub’s cho­sen char­ity.

The do­na­tions raised far ex­ceed what the pub had orig­i­nally aimed for – start­ing with £1,000 then raised to £2,000 and then upped again to the fi­nal re­sult.

Michelle Clat­wor­thy, who runs the pub with hus­band Beanie, said: “Every­one loved it.

“It was re­ally hard but it was ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic and the ca­ma­raderie was bril­liant.

“It’s not about time, it’s about fin­ish­ing and help­ing oth­ers and fel­low mud­ders.”

Com­bin­ing their on­line and in-pub do­na­tions The Bell’s Belles, as they named them­selves, raised a to­tal of £3,600 for the char­ity.

Michelle added: “We are over the moon and were com­pletely blown away by the sup­port.”

The chal­lenge sees con­tenders crawl un­der barbed wire fences, wade through mud and even run through pools of mud un­der elec­tri­cally charged wires.

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Nicole with her col­leages and friends af­ter the Tough Mud­der

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