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Hundreds tackle Push it for the Peace assault course in Cassiobury Park for Watford Peace Hospice
Almost 900 men and women "Pushed it for the Peace" around an assault course challenge and raised £80,000 for The Peace Hospice on Sunday.
Now in its second year, the Push It five mile course through Cassiobury Park returned with more obstacles, more water and more mud.
A Push It Village offered refreshments and entertainment, adding to the festival-like atmosphere of the day.
Hospice event manager Peter Watson said: "This is a really big deal for Watford and the Peace Hospice. Charity assault events are so popular and we have brought one to our own doorstep at Cassiobury Park."
Director of Fundraising Tony Feasey added: "All the participants showed determination in tackling the course and there was a great spirit of camaraderie and fun. I thank everyone for ‘Pushing it for the Peace’ and helping the Hospice to provide care for people with a life limiting illness."
A team from event sponsor, Warner Brothers took part but not solely because of their corporate commitment.
Tony Ireland of the "Dumbledore’s Army" team said: "We ‘Pushed it for the Peace’ in memory of a number of friends and relatives and in recognition of the care and support they received from the Hospice."
Push It is a challenge event rather than a race but husband and wife team, Zac Etheridge and Emma Gatland from Princes Risborough, were the first to complete the course. Zac said: "It was brilliant fun and nothing for people to be nervous about."
Emma added: "It was really good fun. I’ll definitely do it again."
Nick Revington from Croxley Green found the "Wall of Glory" obstacle the most challenging.
He said: "You had to scale the side of a shipping container unaided by ropes, so people were pulling each other up on to the top and helping them down the other side. It was a great team effort."
The Hospice offers many other ways to raise money, from charity golf days to air guitar competitions. Visit www.peacehospice.org.uk to find out more.
To see the photo gallery from the event, click here.
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