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Kendal charity challenge raises 1,000 pounds for a great cause

A Customer Service Advisor at Leeds Building Society's Kendal branch raised £1,000 for a cancer charity by taking part in a 10k extreme obstacle course run.

Deborah Briggs successfully completed the Total Warrior event at Shap in the Lake District, raising £1,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer - including £370 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.

Deborah said: "Total Warrior is an extreme event which provides the ultimate test of stamina, strength and determination.

"The 10k run has 30 punishing obstacles, during which I found muscles I never knew I had! The event involved running over fire, swimming in ice cold water, crawling through muddy and claustrophobic tunnels, hanging off ropes and climbing crazy obstacles.

"I have a close friend who's had a tough year battling breast cancer at the young age of 33. She is married with two young children. I decided to do this personal challenge of Total Warrior to raise money for a charity close to her heart - Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

"I am delighted to have raised £1,000 in total, and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me and Leeds Building Society for providing matched funding."


Notes to Editors

Leeds Building Society's Kendal branch is at 83 Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4RA.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.1bn (as at 31 December 2014). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.