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We did it! Intrepid PMW-ers complete a trio of charity challenges

Back in the summer we told you about the variety of fundraising events our staff had signed up to. We promised you pics, so here's a round-up, complete with the photographic evidence . . .
 
When the going gets tough
 

Somehow signing a death waiver didn't dissuade Gemma Hook and Anna Harris from taking part in Tough Mudder, a hardcore 10.5-mile mud and obstacle course involving ice, electricity and killer-loads of grime. Anna had actually completed the event twice before, but Gemma was a Tough Mudder newbie and confessed to feeling 'petrified' in the run-up to the big day.

With unstinting support from each other, and a massive amount of camaraderie amongst everyone taking part, Gemma and Anna, who both work in our PR department, managed to complete the whole course in great time. In the process, Gemma also raised a grand total of £786 for her best friend's charity Glad's House, which helps to turn around the lives of street children in Mombasa. 
 
Congratulations to both of you!
 
A2B – we meet again
 

After weeks of training, a seven-strong PMW team completed a gruelling 35km charity hike along the South Downs Way to raise money for the Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity.

This is a local charity that's close to our hearts, and the annual A2B walk from Arundel to Brighton is an event we've been delighted to support for several years now.
 
This year our team comprised MD Peter Sutton, graphic designer Tim Crutkaew, Elana Bryan, Josh Killner and Jackie Stainer from our account management team, along with Peter's two sons Luke and Christopher. 
 
The testing route, which takes in stunning downland scenery and is described by Peter as a 'true challenge', couldn't defeat our magnificent seven, and they finished towards the head of the pack. Even better, Team PMW surpassed their initial £2,100 fundraising target to collect an amazing £3,000 for DVLCC, money which will go directly towards helping children with cerebral palsy and motor-learning difficulties.
 
Peter said: "We started as a team and we finished as a team, and it really was an incredible achievement. I'm especially proud of Jackie and Elana, neither of whom had attempted such a long walk before, but they absolutely smashed it."
 
The heat is on
 
Lots of Likes for our social media executive Fay Tate, who ran the 5k Cancer Research UK Race for Life on Worthing seafront this summer.

 
It was a glorious day, which was lovely for everyone spectating, but not so good for the runners, who kept going through soaring temperatures to reach the finish line. Fay had planned to sprint straight to the fish and chip shop at the end of the race, but wisely opted for a Magnum from the nearest ice cream van instead. Here's Fay (on the left) with her friend Nina, celebrating after completing the race and raising £355 for Cancer Research UK. A brilliant effort - well done Fay

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