Tackling obstacles to raise money for charity

Jessica Heron-Langton

Two friends and colleagues are taking on a day of obstacles to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Thames Hospice.

Lauren Carpenter, 20 and Lauren Woodward, 19, have signed up to the Super Obstacle Rush at Royal Windsor Racecourse next month. It is a fun five-kilometre course with a mixture of obstacle stations mixed in with music stops.

The Kings Estate Agents employees are aiming to raise £2,000 for the charities, with the total raised being split equally.

Both have seen loved ones struggle with cancer and want to give something back.

Lauren Carpenter, who lives in Finch Court, said: “I feel I should give something back because of how amazing Thames Hospice have been.”

The former Altwood School students both admit they are not the sportiest but plan on training as the event draws closer. They have come up with the team name of Cancer Crushers, and convinced their friends Simon Trice, Anees Alam and Bethany Woodward to join them for the challenge.

Both girls are adamant they will complete it. “It’s all or nothing,” Lauren added.

The race is taking place on Saturday, September 24.

Go to http://www.justgiving.com/teams/cancercrushers-beatcancer to sponsor the pair.

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