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Jason Booth (right) and Darren Straw after completing the Tough Mudder Half event at Belvoir Castle last year. They are in training for the the full 12 mile course this year.

A charity fundraiser who has raised thousands over the years is set to take on his latest challenge.

Mr Jason Booth, who runs Jason's Motor Repairs in Balderton and work colleague Mr Darren Straw, will be taking part in the Full Tough Mudder at Belvoir Castle on May 20.

Last year they took part in the Tough Mudder Half with a group of friends but have decided to go one step further this year and do the full 12 mile obstacle course.

"We had lots of fun last year with everyone helping each other," said Mr Booth. "This year will be harder and I expect the ice bath will be the biggest challenge for me."

Mr Booth has been doing fundraising events every yer since 2010.

"Customers have been coming in and asking what we were doing this year so we knew it had to be something good," he said.

In the past the money has gone to a range of charities including Parkinson's UK, Alzheimer's UK and last year they raised £1,900 for Cancer Research.

This year they will be supporting Beaumond House Community Hospice, Newark.

Mr Booth said they wanted to raise money for the hospice in memory of Mr Ken Dixon of Cleveland Square, Newark, who died last October aged 68.

He was diagnosed with lung cancer and the intention had been for him to spend his final days at the hospice. Mr Booth said that sadly Mr Dixon had died at King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, before he was well enough to be transferred.

"It made me realise how important Beaumond House is because I could see how much easier it would have been to the whole family to have had Ken near by," he said.

Currently the pair have raised just over £700 but hope to reach a target of £1,000.

"Every £1 would make a difference," said Mr Booth.

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/toughmudderbelvoir. People can also text to donate to TMBC68 £2 to 70070, the amount can be altered to what ever people wish.