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‘Tough guy’ estate agent Matt boosts cancer charity coffers

Press Release   •   Feb 08, 2011 10:37 GMT

 

AFTER battling his way through 5ft deep ice-cold ditches, braving dark tunnels, barbed wire and wading through chest high ponds – Matt Storr is officially Harrison Murray’s ‘Tough Guy’.

 

Matt, a sales negotiator at the Duston branch in Northamptonshire, was among 3,000 competitors to take part in the gruelling Tough Guy endurance challenge.

 

A cold Sunday in January set the scene for the world-famous event at Wolverhampton (a favourite amongst army personnel) where Matt joined a group of friends to pit his wits against a host of physical and mental challenges.

 

Matt (25) said: “I watched some friends take part last year and decided to give it ago this year with some other friends - although I was a bit apprehensive about putting my head under the freezing cold water. We had a great time, helping each other out of many 5ft ditches filled with muddy water and ice, climbing over 30ft high climbing frames, across ropes, through many waist high, some chest high ponds, into dark tunnels, under barbed wire, and generally fighting off the cold and cramp.

 

“It was horrendous and I wanted to give up at several points, but the thought of getting that finishing medal kept me going.”


Matt, who met the £140 entry cost took part in the challenge for charity – raised around £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

He added: "I have never done anything more demanding in my life but the sense of achievement far outweighs the pain and cold I went through. I am very lucky to have my health and completing this gruelling assault course and making a difference for others puts things into perspective. Cancer touches the lives of so many people and I just wanted to do my small part to help.”

 

Matt’s sponsorship amount is still rising, and customers visiting the Duston branch are welcome to donate.

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Duston estate agent and fund-raising ‘tough guy’ – Harrison Murray sales negotiator Matt Storr (right) with friend Carl Anderson during the challenge.

 

 

 

Note to editors

Harrison Murray are leading independent residential estate agents with 18 offices throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire.  Visit the website at www.harrisonmurray.co.uk

 

For more press information contact Cetti Long at Media Matters on (01733) 371363 or email: cetti@mediamatters-pr.co.uk or Harrison Murray managing director Nick Salmon on 07831 805455.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note to editors

Harrison Murray are leading independent residential estate agents with 18 offices throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire.  Visit the website at www.harrisonmurray.co.uk