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DHL deliver muddy adventure for hospice

A DHL manager is on track to deliver her third heart thumping obstacle challenge for a hospice. 
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Andrea Burke, 47, has enjoyed taking part in Saint Francis Hospice's 8k Mud N Madness event so much she has signed up to do it all over again at Stubbers Adventure Centre on Upminster on Sunday, February 6th 2016.

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"The first time I did it I fell over so many times but I got there in the end with a smile on my face," said Andrea, whose husband Ged, 47, and son Henry, 16 will be taking part for the first time. (Our picture shows Andrea taking part in the February 2015 event).

"It was such a great day and I really felt like I had achieved something.

"My family have always come along to support me but next year they decided to join me.
"It is a really good opportunity for us to do something fun and sporty together while raising money for a great charity."

The DHL Business Process Manager said another four colleagues from their UK Global Forwarding team in Purfleet, who are calling themselves Damp Hypothermic and Lost (DHL), are also looking forward to the experience.

It will be no walk in the park and includes running through muddy waters, a tough assault course, balancing on bridges, bouncing down hills on a space hopper and putting their canoeing and archery skills to the test.

DHL has already raised around £2,000 for Saint Francis Hospice and Andrea is hoping her latest efforts will raise more funds for the charity, which helps around 4,000 people affected by life limiting illness every year.

"We live in Romford and know that at some point everyone is going to be touched by the service," said Andrea.

"We know people who have been in the hospice and how much it has helped them."
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