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Headliners raise £1,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in military challenge

Headlines colleagues past and present have completed the Born Survivor 10k military obstacle challenge, raising more than £1,000 for Headlines’ charity of the year – the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

A four-strong team headed to Manchester on 24 September, where they crawled through barbed wire and trenches, waded through neck-deep mud, climbed a 10-foot vertical wall, hauled logs up a hill and pulled themselves through wet, muddy tunnels.

Team Sass – made up of journalist Holly Whitecross, junior designer Bethany Waters, process and office manager Emily-Rose Watts and former Headliner Mischa Allen – trained for months to prepare themselves for the gruelling challenge.

To raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust – voted for by Headlines colleagues in April – the team held two bake sales and presented to the rest of the business about Born Survivor, sparking a flurry of generous sponsors.

Speaking on behalf of the team, Holly said: “While we were all really nervous, we had so much fun taking part in Born Survivor. The obstacles were tough but we laughed the whole way through it and really worked as a team to get through it.

“We’re so happy we managed to beat our target and raise so much money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. It’s such an important cause and we’d definitely do something like this again!”

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Willen Hospice factfile

For the past thirty years, Willen Hospice has been caring for people in their final days of life.

The Milton Keynes hospice helps “people from age 18 with life threatening conditions – mainly cancer, actively treating symptoms, providing pain relief and a wide range of physical and emotional care.”

Here’s some facts you should know about the essential services provided by the charitable organisation:

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