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Team will undertake gruelling challenge in Swanley to raise money for children's cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 18:00 30 April 2014

The team will plough through mud as they make their way around the gruelling 10km course. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

The team will plough through mud as they make their way around the gruelling 10km course. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

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A team of 14 runners are preparing to take part in a gruelling 10km run and assault course to raise money for a children's cancer charity.

The fundraisers will be crawling under cargo nets, ploughing through mud and scaling sandy hills around the course in Swanley, named the “beast in the East”, on May 3.

The team, made up of members of the Club Langley netball team and mums from Highfield Infant School, will be raising money for Hampshire based charity Ben’s Heroes Trust.

The charity was set up in 2011 by Kate Ross and Simon Loyns, who sadly lost their son Ben to cancer in 2010.

Fiona Young, of Ben’s Heroes Trust, said: “I’m really excited and slightly scared about taking part in the Grim Challenge! It really is going to be grim, but we have a fantastic team of runners taking part and I’m sure we’ll soon forget about the mud, the hills and the distance and manage to enjoy ourselves whilst raising money to support the fantastic projects that Ben’s Heroes Trust carries out.”

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