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Date: 5 June 2024

Author: Eleanor Collins

Six of our community-minded colleagues swapped their desks for an hour of muddy endeavour to raise £1,095 for cancer research.

Team MSP climbed, crawled and slid their way around a five-kilometre (three mile) obstacle course in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The ‘Poole Pretty Muddy 5k’ was part of the charity’s ongoing Race for Life events programme that took place in Baiter Park on Saturday 1 June 2024.

Our participation has been organised by the in-house Community Committee that runs the charity-fundraising strand of our environmental, social and governance strategy, Foundations for Better Futures.

Louise Garner, Junior Underwriter and committee member, said the team had set a fundraising target of £500, adding: “We had lots of fun, all for a great cause. Colleagues from different departments across MSP Capital took part and although this may be way out of the comfort zone for some, we were determined to do our best, smashing our target!”

Race for Life events have raised more than £970 million towards life-saving cancer research since they began 30 years ago.

This has enabled Cancer Research UK to develop radiotherapy services helping more than 130,000 people with cancer in the UK every year.

To donate to MSP Capital’s challenge, visit the team’s fundraising page: Click Here.

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