Chichester Observer

Tough mudder success

- Joe Stack news@chiobserve­ 01243 534156 The Bell’s Belles team after finishing their Tough Mudder

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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