Defence Medical Service Doctors complete the Tough Guy challenge for Armed Forces charities

29 January 2013 11:00

A team of Defence Medical Service Doctors completed the Tough Guy Challenge to raise money for Armed Forces charities.

On the 27th of January 2013, 11 Junior Doctors made up from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force took on the physically demanding and mentally grueling 15km assault course known as the Tough Guy Challenge.

The team included junior doctors Grant Milne, Mark Winstanley, Chris Sweeney, Sophie Foxen, Simon Tallowin, Donal Farrell, Chris Bonham, Ollie O'Sullivan, Michael West and Andrew Blyth.

The Tough Guy 15km run and assault course takes part over muddy ground and through water. Participants also have to battle the ice cold weather of January. The Defence Medical Service Doctors made this even more challenging by carrying a stretcher throughout the course!

The group said: "We are putting our bodies through this ordeal for 5 fantastic organisations, all aimed at helping current and past servicemen whose health has suffered from their commitment to Britain and Allied forces"

The team aims to reach a total of £5000 for Armed Forces charities including Blind Veterans UK, BLESMA, Combat Stress, ABF The Soldiers Charity and the Patient Welfare Fund. So far the team has raised a fantastic £3000, giving an estimated £600 to each charity. There's still time to support the team by sponsoring them at their Virgin Money Giving page.