Muddy MP completes Commando Challenge

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has taken part in the Royal Marines' Commando Challenge in aid of two fantastic charities.

Friday, 14th October 2016, 8:16 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:35 pm
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP takes part in the Commando Challenge.

Anne-Marie was joined by fellow MP and ex-commando Johnny Mercer in tackling an obstacle course laid out over ten kilometres of hills, and which involved clambering through tunnels, and swimming through muddy ditches at the Royal Marines training course in Devon. For those not yet muddy enough, Marines were on hand to assist with additional dunking in the infamous Sheep Dip.

Anne-Marie and Johnny have now raised their target of £1,000 for the Royal Marines Charity and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

Johnny Mercer MP and Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP after the Commando Challenge.

Anne-Marie said: “Just a few months ago, I struggled to run a hundred yards, but with a bit of training on our Northumberland hills, and with some assistance on the course from Johnny who is already military fit, I made it! It was a lot of fun for a good cause and I hope to inspire a bigger team to get involved in next year’s challenge.”

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Johnny Mercer MP and Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP after the Commando Challenge.