A TEAM of colleagues who raced 12 miles through mud and ice are thrilled to have raised thousands of pounds for charity.

David Brackley from Croft joined his workmates from Miller Homes north west branch for the messy challenge.

The brave volunteers battled through 500,000 litres of mud and 40 tonnes of ice as they helped one another through more than 20 obstacles designed by army specialists including one named Everest 2.0 and another called Augustus Gloop.

But the team were delighted to be able to raise more than £3,000 for Habitat for Humanity’s Hope Builders Campaign through their efforts.

The charity works across more than 70 countries to provide homes, clean water and improved sanitation for the most vulnerable in society.

David, technical director at Miller Homes, said: “I’m so proud of the team for getting through Tough Mudder this year.

“Although it was physically challenging, we all pushed ourselves through every obstacle and inch of mud.

“I found it to be a great experience and I am thrilled that we raised so much for Habitat for Humanity – a very important charity that everyone at Miller Homes cares greatly for. We hope that the money we raised will contribute to building more homes for less fortunate families who do not have access to decent housing.”

The charity has already provided more than a million homes and helped more than 10 million people become independent.