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Florists raise hundreds for Hornchurch charity through tough obstacle course

PUBLISHED: 10:16 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 11 May 2017

Anita Kerr and Ryan Death, from Elm Park Florists, tackled the London West Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of children's charity First Step

Anita Kerr and Ryan Death, from Elm Park Florists, tackled the London West Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of children's charity First Step

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Two florists tackled a bumper obstacle course through mud in aid of a charity which supports children with special needs.

Anita Kerr and Ryan Death, from Elm Park Florists, tackled the London West Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of children's charity First StepAnita Kerr and Ryan Death, from Elm Park Florists, tackled the London West Tough Mudder on Saturday in aid of children's charity First Step

Ryan Death, 24, and Anita Kerr, 45, from Elm Park Florists, completed the 12-mile London West Tough Mudder on Saturday, which featured more than 20 different obstacles.

They took on the challenge, which they finished in three-and-a-half hours, in aid of First Step, which helps youngsters with special needs and disabilities, and their families.

“It went really well,” said Anita. “I am proud that I kept up with my 24-year-old colleague, and completed the course.”

Ryan added: “I wanted to raise as much as I could because my aunt has special needs, she would have benefitted so much from a group like this had it existed when she was young.

“We were electrocuted, and had to crawl through freezing mud, but we kept on going. The camaraderie of the other runners was amazing, we all helped each other over the obstacles.

“We have £231 so far on our JustGiving page and have yet to add up all the monies given by our fantastic families, friends and fellow shopkeepers.”

To donate on the duo’s fundraising page, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/ryanitarun.

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