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AFP London raise over £9k for the Trust!

AFP London raise over £9k for the Trust!

A huge thank you and congratulations to the AFP London team who completed the Tough Mudder challenge on Saturday. 

The Rory Peck Trust cheered on Agence France Presse (AFP) in Henley at the weekend as they completed one of the world's toughest obstacle courses to raise over £9,000 for our work. 

Facing obstacles such as Arctic EnemaBlock Ness Monster and Mud Mile, the team's stamina, mental and physical strength - and above all, their teamwork - was tested to its limits as they helped each other get through the grueling 12 mile course.

“This challenge really struck a chord with us" said Jacqueline Pietsch, lead organiser of the fundraiser. "Yes, you have to push yourself individually but Tough Mudder is ultimately about teamwork, watching out for those around you - whether they're on your team or not. Everyone needs a helping hand at some point. There’s no better way to relate to the Trust’s support for freelancers.” 

"We are so grateful to AFP for this stunning effort on behalf of the Trust" said RPT Director, Tina Carr, who was there to cheer on the team. "The hours that they have devoted to training for this event, not to mention the completion of the course itself - which by the way is terrifying! - shows a real appreciation for the work of freelance journalists. The money they have raised will make a significant difference to the work we do to support them and their families in crisis. What heroes! Thank you so much."

Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal
Image credit: Leon Neal

The AFP team members were: 

Florence Biedermann
Antoine Bouthier
Peter Cunliffe-Jones
Kilian Fichou
Edouard Guihaire
Jessica Holmes
Robert Kubicki
Jacqueline Pietsch
Claire Price
Richard Sargent
Devinder Sehmbi
Joe Sinclair
Arman Soldin
Thorbjorn Tellefsen
Dario Thuburn
Charlotte Turner
Tara Whitaker

See them in action below!



You can still support this amazing effort via their Virgin MoneyGiving page:

Fundraise for us using Virgin Money Giving
Alternatively, if you'd prefer to donate in euros, please visit their Leetchi fundraising page.


 
 

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