Around 150 people filled Uxbridge Golf Club on Saturday night at an event hosted by the Buff Mudders, eight super women, who are running 12-mile obstacle course, Tough Mudder, on April 26.
The Buff Mudders, who live in and around the borough, are raising money for Brain Tumour Action, a cause which became close to their hearts after one of their mothers was diagnosed with a tumour.
“The night was a huge success, we were bowled over with the amount of people that just kept coming through the door,” said Stacey Reid, one the team members.
“The support was unbelievable.”
Guests enjoyed a raffle, live entertainment from StaceySings and a DJ.
A remarkable £1,700 was raised on the night which, totalled with sponsorship, brings the team’s current total to £3,760.
“We have smashed our target and still have four weeks to keep raising money,” continued Stacey.
“The woman at the charity is going to fall off her chair when I tell her this!”
Stacey and her team - Georgina Reid, Jenny Chalmers, Suzanne Dauncey, Terri Forward, Samantha Wicks, Amie Beason, Katie Beason and Nadia Dunn - now have just under four weeks to get in ship shape for the challenge, which is in Henley-on-Thames.
The course is designed by the Special Forces to test participants’ ‘strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie’.
It consists of 26 obstacles, and with names like Kiss of Mud, Electric Eel and Ladder to Hell there is no doubt this will be no walk in the park.
But the girls have been training at an outdoor bootcamp on Wednesday evenings at Hillingdon Athletics Track, where they have been given small a taste of the tough stuff.
To donate, them visit www.justgiving.com/teams/BUFFMUDDERSTEAM
Gazette reporter Hannah Raven is also running Tough Mudder. To sponsor her visit www.justgiving.com/HanLozTM