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Archie & friends took on 'Junior Tough Mudder' to raise nearly £2,800!

Archie & friends took on 'Junior Tough Mudder' to raise nearly £2,800!Archie Lavin, a 6 year old fundraiser from Ashorne in Warwickshire, has faced the challenge of a lifetime as he took on the ‘Junior Tough Mudder’ challenge in memory of his mother, Georgina Lavin on Sunday 19 October. Archie took on the challenge with his friends, Amelia (8), Bea (8) and Thomas (8) to raise money for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) and to raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Originally a target of £600 was set but the four smashed this and have raised nearly £2,800!

The junior course is a 5 arduous kilometres cross country with lots of mud, muddy pits, slop, slime & filth at Eastnor Castle. This is a shorter event targeted at younger Mud Runners less than 16 years old.

Simon Lavin, Archie’s father, said “My wife passed away due to complications during treatment for her Rheumatoid Arthritis. She left two small children, Archie and his sister Ava who were 3.5 years and 1.5 years old at the time. When Archie decided to take on the challenge, he didn’t really understand the concept of NRAS until I explained it to him. When he understood, he realised he would be doing it for his mummy and making others better. Seeing firsthand the effect RA can have on the quality of life of someone you love is something I’ll never forget and that is why it is incredible to see Archie and his friends take on a challenge to raise awareness of the condition and the important work NRAS do to help support people”.

A fundraising page has been set up at: www.justgiving.com/Archie-Amelia-Thomas/ to encourage as many people as possible to donate and all money raised will be going direct to the charity.

Image: Archie & Friends

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