I strongly believe I shouldn't ask people for sponsorship unless it is going to significantly hurt me to meet the goal. Believe me a Tough Mudder (10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, team work and mental grit - think mud, ice, electric shocks) is a huge challenge, particularly for an ageing desk jockey like myself. Whilst I am motivated to improve my fitness, any external factors beyond that will be a massive help - which is where you come in. I also wanted to make sure that I raise money for a great cause. I've joined up with Mark Bridgman (that fine physical specimen) to take on everything Tough Mudder can throw at us.
So we aim to raise money for Epilepsy Action in memory of Max Miller Prior (4th August 2009-21st June 2011). Mark's partner Gail lost her 22 month old son, Max, to a rare condition called Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).
Max was a beautiful, happy & loveable little boy who brought a smile to anyone who knew him. He really did live to his name and live his life to the "MAX".
To commemorate Max's life a group of family, friends and colleagues have come together as TeamMAX to raise as much as possible for epilepsy charities.
My employer (LV=) has also agreed to match donations, so every pound you give will go that much further.
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