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Staff at Citygate Volkswagen, Watford, raise more than £1k in five-mile assault course
Members of staff at a Watford business were put through their paces over a gruelling five mile assault course to raise money for charity.
Emily Leigh-Dugmore, quality and audit manager, rounded up the Citygate Volkswagen team, which also included brand director David Pattison, sales executive Daniel Pulver, retail manager Marc Burne and receptionists Kym Wojcik and Sarah Croton.
Citygate Volkswagen managing director Jonathan Smith joined in the fundraising fun along with nine Citygate Volkswagen colleagues from neighbouring retailers in Colindale, Wooburn Green and High Wycombe.
The 16 representatives from Citygate Volkswagen, who also backed the event by sponsoring all the water stations on the course, all completed the challenge, with times varying from 46 minutes to 80 minutes and raised over £1,000 in the process.
Water and mud featured heavily on the course, with obstacles including Barrel of Laughs, Wall of Glory and Tunnel of Mud.
Emily Leigh-Dugmore said: "It was a demanding course and some of the obstacles weren’t too appealing but everyone had a lot of fun."
"We were all very wet and muddy at the end of the course and we were in quite a state - but it was a really enjoyable assault course.
"The camaraderie in the group was brilliant and there was a lot of team work to help on various obstacles.
"We have retailers across south west Hertfordshire, which is the area that the Peace Hospice covers, so we know the vital work they do and this was very important to all our staff when choosing an event to support.
"Everyone at Citygate Volkswagen who took part was delighted to support the event."
More than 900 people completed the "Push It for Peace" challenge, raising around £80,000 for the hospice, which cares for over 1,500 people with a life limiting illness from across South West Hertfordshire every year.
To find out more about Citygate Volkswagen in Watford, contact 01923 556112.
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