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Four Central England Co-operative colleagues are swapping their work boots for running shoes as they get set to take on a mammoth and muddy challenge to raise money for Newlife.

Josh Shaw, Jack Bevan, Jamie Joyce and Dan Goodby, who all work at the Brandhall convenience store, in Oldbury, will be joining forces to take on the Wolf Run 10k challenge on Sunday 9 April.

Newlife is the Society’s corporate charity; since 2012, colleagues and customers have raised £1.3m to help disabled and terminally ill children in the retailer’s trading area. More than 600 children have benefitted.

Newlife fund-raising manager Nora Smith said: “If the recent wet weather continues, the Spring Wolf Run in Warwickshire promises to be a particularly challenging event. It is designed to test mental and physical strength – and we are confident the four participants from the Brandhall store in Sandwell will give it their all. Like their colleagues across Central England Co-operative, they are going ‘above and beyond’ in their support of Newlife and the disabled children we help through providing essential equipment. Their efforts will help transform the lives of children across the Central England Co-operative trading area.”

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