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Hall-Fast Boss Completes Tough Guy Challenge To Raise Charity Cash

Malcolm Hall fellow Tough Guy competitors Matt Jones Shaun Taylor and Simon BurchillMalcolm Hall, Managing Director of Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies, completed a "Tough Guy" assault course in just three hours two minutes at the weekend to raise £5,000 in aid of The Fountaindale School.

The 15km challenge included dips into freezing water and crawling through icy mud under barbed wire fences.

More than 5,000 competitors took part in this gruelling event which took place over a specially designed course in Perton, near Wolverhampton. Only 3,650 of entrants completed the event and Malcolm finished 1,661. The overall winning time was one hour twenty six minutes.

Founded in July 1957 in Thieves Wood, near Mansfield, The Fountaindale Schools is a specialist school for children with complex physical and sensory needs aged between 3 and 19. The school hopes to buy additional educational support aids and complete the purchase of a new mini bus. In total, Malcolm hopes to raise £20,000 for it from various fund-raising appeals throughout 2013.

The next event to raise money for the school is a May ball featuring snooker Ace Willie Thorne and X-Factor finalist Andy Abrahams and who will be performing as part of his UK Big Band Tour. There are still tickets available for further details please contact Lauren Duke at event organisers Champions UK plc by emailing luecaposkl.odk@hminupccm.

Hall-Fast recently re-located to new premises in Mansfield and opened a new trade counter displaying their range of over 48,000 industrial supplies products which include fastenings, drill bits, tools, abrasives, work wear, access equipment, personal protection equipment, office furniture and janitorial supplies.