Down and dirty as property finance team tackle muddy challenge for charity


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Nine community-minded colleagues from a specialist property finance lender are swapping their desks for an hour of muddy endeavour in aid of a cancer charity.

The intrepid group from Poole-based MSP Capital will climb, crawl and slide their way around a five-kilometre (three mile) obstacle course to help Cancer Research UK.

The ‘Poole Pretty Muddy 5k’ is part of the charity’s Race for Life events programme and takes place in the Dorset town’s Baiter Park on Saturday 1 June 2024.

MSP Capital’s participation has been organised by an in-house committee that runs the community-giving strand of the lender’s environmental, social and governance strategy, Foundations for Better Futures.

Louise Garner, Junior Underwriter and committee member, said the team had set a fundraising target of £500, adding:

“We hope to have lots of fun, all in a great cause. Colleagues from different departments across MSP Capital are taking part and although this may be way out of the comfort zone for some, we’re determined to do our best.”

Race for Life events have raised more than £970 million towards life-saving cancer research since they began 30 years ago.

This has enabled Cancer Research UK to develop radiotherapy services helping more than 130,000 people with cancer in the UK every year.

To donate to MSP Capital’s challenge, visit the team’s fundraising page: