Woodford Green businesswoman braves ice and mud for hospice fundraiser
A Woodford Green businesswoman was one of the brave souls taking part in a 7.5km endurance event on Saturday to raise money for a hospice helping Redbridge adults.
Nicola Smith, a business manager at The Revival Company - a fire and flood restoration firm in Roding Lane South, Woodford Green - shrugged off the cold to tackle the course at Stubbers Adventure Centre, Upminster.
Her efforts over a series of army challenges including obstacle climbs and an 800m canoe raised funds for Saint Francis Hospice, Romford. The hospice provides palliative care for adults with life-limiting illnesses from Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Brentwood and Havering.
Around 50 people took part raising an expected �10,000.
Ms Smith, of St Anthony’s Avenue, Woodford Green, said: “I was a little nervous before I started, but it was fun and I’d definitely take part again.
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“I found the trail through the icy mud a struggle, but it was all for a good cause.”
The hospice needs to raise �4.5million this year to provide its services.
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Its next running challenge is the LV Brentwood half-marathon on March 22.
To sign up call 01708 771427 or email email@example.com.