Tuesday 26 April 2016

Martin & Co Chelmsford goes Nuclear with support for Philippine storm victims

On 14 May, the Chelmsford branch of Martin & Co will be taking part in The Nuclear Rush endurance race in Brentwood to raise money for a school on the Philippine island of Malapascua. All ten members of the team will be testing themselves over 12 kilometres and 80 obstacles in a bid to raise £1,000. Their fundraising efforts will contribute towards the larger, total goal of £81,000, enough to cover the cost of three classrooms on the island, which is still recovering from the devastating Typhoon Yolanda in October 2013.
The 12 kilometre challenge takes place on the Secret Bunker Estate in Essex, and will incorporate five-foot deep waterlogged bogs, sloping muddy terrain and a range of bruising man-made obstacles that include zip-lines, balancing beams, climbing walls and the world’s longest set of monkey-bars.
Malapascua Island is a popular diving resort in the Philippines that was devastated by Typhoon Yolanda in October 2013. Last year, friends of those at the Chelmsford based branch, raised over £2,500 for the children on the island. Inspired by their story, Stephen Frost, a director in the Martin & Co Chelmsford branch, contacted local victims, who told him of the urgent need for classrooms in the region - currently there are 90 children to a classroom – and Stephen set his mind to other fundraising activities.
The Nuclear Rush is just one of a number of events that Stephen and his team plan to take part in as they look to raise £81,000.

Stephen Frost, a director in the Martin & Co Chelmsford branch, comments: “We were really moved when we heard what our friends had done for the children on Malapascua Island and we wanted to join in and do our part for a very worthwhile cause. None of the team is particularly fit, but no matter what the course may throw at us, we will be starting and finishing it together, which we hope will instil a sense of comradery amongst the team too!”

If you want to support the team you can do so on their GoFundme Page https://www.gofundme.com/macchelmsford or click on the image below.

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