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Friends tackle assault course for north Kent hospice in honour of young mum

PUBLISHED: 09:30 09 October 2013

The team after completing the assault course

The team after completing the assault course

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A group of friends tackled a tough assault course to raise funds for north Kent’s EllenorLions Hospices in memory of a young mum.

The team before taking on the challengeThe team before taking on the challenge

Rob Eastwood and five of his close pals took on a variety of obstacles as part of the KM Assault Course Challenge, held at Kent’s Fowlmead Country Park on Saturday/

The team were raising funds after specialist nurses at EllenorLions cared for Rob’s sister Paula Carroll, who had a brain tumour.

The charity also granted 35-year-old Paula’s dying wish to marry her soulmate Dave after staff and volunteers organised their wedding in just a few hours.

The mum-of-six from Gravesend sadly died on July 23 at the hospice in Northfleet, surrounded by her loved ones.

Rob said: “I was very close to my sister Paula. She touched all our lives with so much love and laughter and she is missed every second of every day. We wanted to give something back to EllenorLions Hospices because they made her final wishes come true and we are so grateful for that.

“Seeing her smile on her wedding day always brings a smile to our faces and it’s a memory I will always treasure.”

The sun was shining down on Rob and his friends as they threw themselves over log walls, crawled in the mud under electric fencing, ran up and down steep hills, through tyre crossings and many more obstacles.

They are hoping to raise £1,000 for the charity, which relies on public donations to be able to provide care for seriously ill adults and children in their place of choice.

If you would like to sponsor the team visit justgiving.com/lionshospice.

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