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Neil takes on mountains, valleys and water to bring home vital funds

August 12, 2014 | Nick Taylor

Foundation Patron, Neil Clough, has been going that extra kilometre to raise nearly £2000 in his effort to support the work of the Peace Centre in Warrington.  Neil, who launched NWC Consultancy earlier this year has been extending his work taking up non-executive director roles at online estate agency Tem-po.co.uk and travel application and website company My Travel Pal.

But of course, all work and no play is no fun for anyone, and so Neil decided he would take on possibly one of the toughest endurance challenges by entering Gael Force – a spectacular and challenging course through County Donegal taking in deep valleys of Glenveagh, forestry tracks, white sand beaches and vast open spaces.  Or, put another way, a 64km race which included 19.5km running, 42.5km cycling and 2km kayaking.

Immediately after the challenge Neil caught his breath and reflected: “I had never done anything like it before but with two thousand pounds being raised for the charity I just had to cross the finishing line, which I did in just over five hours but it was tough going.”

Nick Taylor, Chief Executive said: “it was great to welcome Neil as a patron in February 2014 and at the time he mentioned a little challenge he might undertake.  

“We had no idea he meant taking on the might of Gael Force and every penny of the money he has raised was hard gained and we will make sure it is put to good use in running the Peace Centre in Warrington.

“We are very grateful and as they say in Ireland: ‘Imíonn an tuirse ach fanann an tairbhe’…The tiredness leaves but the profit remains.”

Neil’s donation will go towards the running of the Peace Centre which costs £200,000 a year to operate.