The Brentwood branch of Beresfords Estate Agents has raised an amazing £509 by taking part in Nuclear Races to support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) life saving research.

Nuclear Races is a real test of courage, determination, teamwork and physical strength.

The course is based on permanent farmland with woods, rivers, lakes and plenty of mud! Participant’s limits are tested over a fun combination of big and small obstacles.

Daniel Ives, Stuart Walker, Domani O’Mahoney, Paul Tuck, Danny Marsh, York Rider, Oliver Moss, Nick Oliver, Maria Dugdale, Damantha Butcher and Mary Smith made up the Beresfords team.

The cause is very dear as many of the team have had family and friends affected by heart disease. Every three minutes someone loses their life to heart and circulatory disease which devastates the lives of those they leave behind.

Thanks to the public’s generosity, the BHF is funding research central to discovering vital treatments for people living with these conditions.

Paul Tuck, who took part in the event, said “We are delighted to have raised a fantastic £509 for the BHF’s life saving research.

"It was an amazing day, so thank you to everyone who took part and to those who sponsored us.

“I would encourage anyone who is thinking of holding a fundraising event for the BHF, to go for it! It was a good excuse to get everyone together whilst raising money for a great cause.”

The BHF urgently needs more people to get involved in fundraising to continue its fight against heart disease.

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Kirsty Brzeczek, BHF Fundraising Manager for Essex, said: “We never cease to be amazed by the extraordinary ways people fundraise for the BHF and we’re incredibly grateful to the team from Beresfords for raising £509.

“We desperately need more people to join our fight for every heartbeat and help power our life saving research. That’s why we’re calling on everyone across the UK to organise their own fundraising event to help support our vital work.”

You can sponsor the Beresfords Team for their amazing efforts at