AFP London take on Tough Mudder for the Rory Peck Trust

AFP London take on Tough Mudder for the Rory Peck Trust
Monday, 29 February 2016 Written by Kate Garner

Sponsor the AFP London office as they take on the UK's toughest physical and mental endurance challenge to raise money for the Trust!

On Saturday April 30th, 19 members of AFP's London team will take on Tough Mudder London West, a 12-mile endurance race through the British countryside. They’ll be flying, running, wading, swimming, crawling and clambering through mud and water to raise money for our work supporting freelance journalists around the world. 

The AFPTV London team are hoping to raise £15k.  Please help them reach their target! 

"We believe freelancers - reporters, photographers, video journalists and fixers - play a vital and increasing role in newsgathering today," says Jacqueline Pietsch, lead organiser of the fundraiser. "Too many have little or no backing from media organizations - no insurance to replace broken equipment or savings to pay for medical treatment in the event of an accident. These brave men and women deserve a strong organisation like the Rory Peck Trust to support them during these times of crisis." 

"Last year the Trust gave out more freelance assistance grants and training bursaries than ever before," says RPT Director, Tina Carr. "We would not be able to do that without the help of our fundraisers. Initiatives such as that proposed by AFP London are valuable to us, and we look forward to working with the team and cheering them on as they prepare for this exciting challenge."

Representing AFP London at Tough Mudder will be a motley crew of varying talents and skills - some are great runners, others have great strength and a few were, until recently, closet couch potatoes...

Florence Biedermann
Antoine Bouthier
Peter Cunliffe-Jones
Kilian Fichou
Edouard Guihaire
Jessica Holmes
Robert Kubicki
Robin Millard
Naomi O'Leary
Helen Percival
Jacqueline Pietsch
Claire Price
Richard Sargent
Devinder Sehmbi
Joe Sinclair
Arman Soldin
Thorbjorn Tellefsen
Dario Thuburn
Charlotte Turner

You can support the AFP London team by donating through their Virgin Money Giving fundraising page. Please also keep an eye out on the RPT website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates on training and fundraising as they prepare for the big day!  

 
For an idea of what they'll be putting themselves through, you can watch the Tough Mudder video of last year’s challenge here

The AFP team would also like to thank Tough Mudder for facilitating the challenge and Virgin Active for their support with our training. 

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