BATUK fundraisers almost double target after completing 3 day physical challenge

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The BATUK fundraising trio with friends during their climb up Mount Kenya. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

A small team of staff from the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) last week completed their 3 day physical fundraising challenge in support of the the BATUK Trust and the Centre for Extremely Deprived Children (CEDC) at the Laikipia Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Nanyuki, Kenya.

With Nanyuki sitting directly on the equator, it sees exactly 12 hours of sunlight every day, so the number 12 was chosen as the theme for the challenge, split into three days subtitled Adventurous, Sporting and Physical.

Day 1 saw the team, consisting of Warrant Officer 2nd class Harnden along with Staff Seargeants Bedford and Hattingh, climb to a summit of Mount Kenya (and back) within 12 hours.

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Warrant Officer 2nd class Harnden and Staff Seargeants Bedford and Hattingh during their Mount Kenya climb. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

On day 2, 12 holes of golf were played, followed by a 1200m swim repeated for a full 12 hours.

A 1,200m cycle, 12 press ups, 12 burpees, 12 box jumps and 12 med ball slams were completed every 12 minutes for 12 hours without stopping during the third day of the challenge. 

Despite battling the heat, altitude and muscle soreness during the 36 hours, according to BATUK, the team still finished strongly.

At the time of writing, the team have raised £2,145 which is 178% of their original target of £1,200. If you would like to help support their fundraising initiative, you can do so via their JustGiving page and for more photos, please visit the BATUK Facebook page.

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