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College staff chase another year of charity at Gauntlet Games


After raising over £6000 last year, staff at Hopwood Hall College started the race to top that total this year at Manchester’s Gauntlet Games.

Lecturers and business support staff entered the ‘Hopwood Rivals’ team and raised over £600 for Alzheimer's Society After taking on the 5km long assault course held in Heaton Park.

Tackling the see-saw planks, monkey rails, belly slides, wall jumps, ropes, tunnels, webs and water pools on behalf of the college were brothers Luke and Sam Webster, who work as apprentices in the college’s HR and Marketing departments respectively.

#Pictured: Hopwood Rivals before and after the Gauntlet Games.

“I’m really proud of the college’s charitable achievements last year, we definitely made a positive impact in the community. If making a fool of myself in the mud at these games helps contribute to another year of that, then I am more than happy to do so.” Said Sam Webster.

His older brother Luke similarly said of his team’s efforts:

“It was a great day out and I would definitely recommend the games to anybody else looking to do something charitable and fun. I’d like to thank all the people who helped us kick start another year of fundraising.

“The only downer on the day was Sam’s performance on much of the course, which was very poor to say the least…”