Matt, 21, is a junior company administrator at the local corporate, funds and private client company. He took on the arduous Tough Guy assault course in Wolverhampton on Sunday 1st February, finishing in two hours 53 minutes. 5,000 competitors took on the 15km race, dubbed ‘the original and toughest test of its kind’. It has over 200 obstacles including fire pits, rope swings, underwater tunnels, barbed wire and the infamous Titanic Jump, a 3m plunge into an icy lake.  

‘This is my second attempt taking on the Tough Guy course. The conditions were really difficult – it was snowing on the ride up to Wolverhampton and the course was very boggy all the way around. Despite the appalling weather I managed to finish in the top 1000 places, which I’m really pleased about,’ commented Matt.  

Hawksford has supported Brighter Futures for the past four years through a range of sponsorship initiatives and events. Last year it arranged for local music school, the Progressive School of Music, to provide a music workshop for the Brighter Futures Baby Growing Together Group. Hawksford also actively encourages its employees to get involved in community initiatives throughout the year.  

Maxine Rawlins, chief executive officer at Hawksford, added: ‘We are fortunate to have so many fun and interesting people working at Hawksford. Matt’s Tough Guy challenge is one of many exciting fundraising activities our employees have volunteered for recently. We always support individual and group initiatives that will benefit the local community. It’s fantastic that Matt gained this experience and managed to raise some money for a very worthwhile cause in Brighter Futures.’