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Gledhill MD turns Spartan for charity challenge

Cylinder specialist Gledhill has raised more than £1,500 towards a life-saving treatment for a young girl after its managing director competed in the Reebok Super Spartan Race.

Gledhill MD turns Spartan for charity challenge

Gledhill’s MD Jason Hobson completed the 12km course, known as a ‘battlefield of insane mud running with more than 15 obstacles to test physical strength and mental resolve’, in an impressive 2hours 20 minutes, which saw him tackle fire, electric shocks and crawling under barbed wire.

Hobson raised the funds to enable six-year-old Lilly May, who goes to school with his daughter, to travel to America to receive revolutionary proton therapy treatment for a brain tumour.

Hobson, who has lost more than two stone through his strict training regime, said: “The last months have been a terrible strain for the family and I’m thrilled that everyone has been so generous in supporting me through this mad challenge.

“I never thought I would be able to do something like this, but when Lilly May’s first operation failed, there was such little hope I felt I had to do my bit.

“Lilly May recently started her nine-week intensive treatment programme and I, along with everyone at Gledhill, will be thinking of her and wish her well.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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