Fundraiser proves he is a tough guy for charity

ENDURANCE From left, Stuart Riches, Jennifer Simpson, Josephine Golding and Kyle Chamberlain
ENDURANCE From left, Stuart Riches, Jennifer Simpson, Josephine Golding and Kyle Chamberlain

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COULD you wade through a mile of mud, a vat of ice and a field of electrified wires and come out with a smile on your face?

Kyle Chamberlain, 26, from Milton, did all that and more, and still crossed the finish line with a grin.

Kyle took part in the infamous Tough Mudder challenge at the weekend, in honour of his relatives who battled cancer.

The endurance test is made up of 28 gruelling obstacles, including fields of burning coals, electrified mud and underwater tunnels.

Kyle, of Romsey Avenue, said: ‘We jumped into ice baths, crawled through mud, and got electric shocks, but it was all worth it.

‘I ran the Tough Mudder as a team effort with my friends Josie, Jenny and Stuart.

‘The four of us have been taken out of our comfort zone and really achieved something.

‘I’ve got some great memories to take home with me at the end of the day.’

Kyle was inspired to take up the challenge after some of his friends completed it and he wanted to boost his personal fitness.

When a team mate suggested they raise money for charity at the same time, the 26-year-old chose a cause close to his heart, Cancer Research UK.

Kyle added: ‘Cancer has touched a lot of my family members.

‘My grandmother and uncle sadly lost their lives to it, and my mother is a breast cancer survivor.

‘My teammate suggested we collect for charity so Cancer Research was the first charity which popped into my head.

‘I want to do everything I can to aid research into this important and devastating disease.

‘What’s also inspiring is that my mother and younger sister have both taken up running and aim to take part in the Race for Life this summer.’

Half of the cash raised will go to Help for Heroes, and the other half to Cancer Research UK.

They have raised more than £600 so far.

To sponsor Kyle for his challenge, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/TeamSuperAwesome.