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Horsforth salon owner battles Tough Mudder for ill Iona, 16
12:00pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
Diving into a five metre pit full of ice would be most people’s idea of hell – but for Nick Moscovitch the endurance test was worth it to help a teenage girl to breathe.
The 37-year-old Horsforth salon owner has raised around £1,500 by taking on the gruelling Tough Mudder challenge.
Nick put himself through the mill on the 12 mile-long obstacle course to help buy oxygen equipment for 16-year-old Iona Kesteven, who works as a Saturday girl in his salon, and who he describes as a ‘great kid.’ Iona suffers from cystic fibrosis and desperately needed a portable oxygen concentrator, which costs around £4,000. The equipment will help make it easier for her to breathe and to enjoy a normal life.
Of all the challenges on the special forces designed course Nick said the ice pit was the worst, and involved “jumping into a five metre pit full of ice then diving down under an obstacle and appearing at the other side then dragging yourself out.”
“Pretty horrendous at 9am on a Sunday morning,” he said. “Nevertheless I completed the course in three hours and loved every minute of it. Iona, friends and family all came out to show their support and it's looking like I may be close to raising £1,500 to date.
“Donations are still coming in, and any extra will all help towards Iona Kesteven getting the breathing equipment she needs.”
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