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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Mud, glorious mud!

Dedicated Born Survivor participants get caked in it to fundraise for the Trust.

On Saturday 9 April, the Lake District was host to 2,700 people – including almost 100 enthusiastic fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust – taking on a muddy obstacle course designed by an ex-British Royal Marines Commando.

Born Survivor participants set off from Lowther Castle, facing 10km of mud and 33 challenging obstacles, often requiring teamwork, taking an average time of around two and a half hours.

Gemma Williamson, Community Fundraiser for the Trust, took part this year and said: “The atmosphere on the day was electric; the best part was seeing so many supporters wearing our branded tops with pride, ready to battle it out!

"I found it extremely tough, terribly brutal and I even cried at one point as I was pushed to the absolute limit of exhaustion. I really thought getting to the finish line was going to be impossible, but I needed to do it for the supporters I deal with daily. It took the competitive players in my team 2 hours 40 minutes to get to the end, and the rest of us (including me) four hours!”

The Trust is very proud to be Born Survivor’s charity partner this year and hopes to receive up to £20,000 from this event alone. You can sign up for the Birmingham or Manchester events for free as a result of this partnership, so why not pit yourself against icy rat holes, monkey bars over mud baths and a whole host of other obstacles to help us beat cystic fibrosis for good?