Developer to sponsor Tough as Nails assault course

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 May 2017

Barratts Homes is sponsoring the Tough as Nails assault course.

Barratts Homes is sponsoring the Tough as Nails assault course.

NEILPHILLIPS

A property developer has given a welcome boost to organisers of a fundraising assault course in Nailsea.

Barratt Homes has agreed to sponsor the Tough as Nails event, which is being held on July 16 to raise money for young projects in the town.

The event is run by Sgt Mark Raby and the neighbourhood police team along with Carpe Diem Boot Camp.

It is now in its third year and funds from the summer fundraiser will be put towards a new youth shelter for young people in Nailsea.

Sgt Raby said: “The aim of the event is to raise as much money as possible to put back into the community so to have sponsorship from Barratt Homes is amazing.

“Support of local businesses means all of the proceeds from the day can help the community and we look forward to welcoming Barratt to the event.”

Adults can take on the 5km assault course, while children can take on the 1km route at Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club. Previous obstacles have included slippery slides, crawl pipes and muddy water.

The first event raised almost £1,000 towards the new skatepark, while last year participants helped to raise £1,100 towards the youth shelter.

Organisers are hoping even more people will take part this year.

Barratt Homes has applied for planning permission to build 183 homes on land off Engine Lane and the housebuilder is keen to support communities where it has developments.

Building and managing director Russell Glimstead said: “In areas 
where we are building new homes, we consider ourselves to be part of the community.

“As such, we are committed to supporting local charities, clubs and schools in any way we can and this is a perfect way to demonstrate our support.”

To enter the event, email toughasnailsnailsea@gmail.com for an application.

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