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Save the Children praises Gib Spartans ‘incredible’ fundraising efforts

Save the Children praises Gib Spartans ‘incredible’ fundraising efforts

Save the Children have praised the ‘incredible’ efforts of three local men who raised more than £1,000 for the charity after successfully completing a Spartan race course in Madrid.

Kyle Banda, Kevan and Jamie Sercombe (not pictured) completed the 16 kilometre course – often referred to as the ‘world’s toughest race’.

The course sees competitors tackle more than 25 obstacles including monkey bars, weighted mountain climbs and military-style barbed wire crawls over 16 kilometers of rugged terrain.

Charity representative Paul Lyon said: “On behalf of Save the Children in Gibraltar and the UK, this sort of fundraising is particularly pertinent because a lot of fundraising is just asking for money.”

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“But what these three gentlemen went through, they actually went through the pain barrier and a lot of the children we support throughout the world they suffer that pain on a regular basis and I think it’s particularly poignant that they were prepared to take on a challenge of this magnitude.”

“We are in debt to people like this,” he said.

“It’s absolutely incredible and we’ll always be in their debt, I can’t thank them enough.”

The team recently presented a cheque to the charity and vowed to continue fundraising in this manner.

The team wishes to thank their sponsors including: Bassadone, Money Corp, OSG, Lewis Stagnetto, Mulberry, MH Bland, EFPG, Worktop Solutions, Get Joost, Ocean Pharmacy, Kids Paradise, iReserve and Sprint Sports.

pic by Johnny Bugeja

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