Newfield team raises thousands for Hyperbaric Chamber

The Newfield team which took on the Toughmann Challenge 2016 (from left) Alexandria Smith, Victoria Creasey, Hollie McGowan and Sam Jones

The Newfield team which took on the Toughmann Challenge 2016 (from left) Alexandria Smith, Victoria Creasey, Hollie McGowan and Sam Jones

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Employees from international eGaming company Newfield have raised thousands of pounds for charity after enduring the gruelling Toughmann Challenge.

Alexandria Smith, Victoria Creasey, Sam Jones and Hollie McGowan took on the 10-kilometre course and its 25 obstacles to raise money for the Hyperbaric Chamber, facing steep climbs, an ice bath and plenty of mud.

Through a JustGiving page and donations from colleagues, family and friends they collected £2,421.70. Entry fees for the event, held in Ballaugh last month, were paid for by Newfield.

The Hyperbaric Chamber, which uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat conditions like decompression sickness and aid recovery from injury, was chosen by employees at Newfield as it its charity of the year for 2016. The Toughmann Challenge was just one of a series of events which will raise money for the Chamber during the year.

Newfield director Mark Reynolds said: ‘Toughmann is a test of physical and mental strength which attracts hundreds of competitors every year. Just completing the course is an accomplishment, and Alex, Victoria, Sam and Hollie achieved that as well as raising an amazing amount of money for the Hyperbaric Chamber.

‘I’d like to congratulate all four for their dedication and determination, and thank everyone who supported them by making donations.

The money will make a real difference in supporting this important charity continue to offer its vital services.’

Newfield is committed to the Isle of Man, supporting events and sports through sponsorship and encouraging staff to get involved in community activities.

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