Charity Challenge

Panoptics take on the ‘Tough Mudder’ Challenge

Update: Due to unforseen circumstances, Panoptics had to postpone the Tough Mudder challenge. Thank you for all your donations so far, we really appreciate your support. If you would like to find out more about the re-arranged charity event and provide further support for this great charity, please click here…

Panoptics Managing Director Mark Brookbanks has, some might say unwisely, entered into Tough Mudder Half – a “team-oriented 5 mile obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit” – to raise money for a close to his heart charity Smile Train.

A truly gruelling adventure across the English countryside, where camaraderie is the name of the game and teams work together to complete the challenging and, as the name implies, muddy course. This year’s adventure is set within the majestic 16,000 acres of Belvoir Castle in the Midlands, testing the competitors with lung busting hills, woodlands, water and of course tons and tons of mud.

In true Panoptics spirit, the “Panopticon’s” (our superb team of IT experts) have embraced Mark’s challenge and a number of them have joined his endeavour, giving support not only in the office but on the mud-scarred English countryside as well – so we wish them all luck for what will be both a fun and exhausting day, but most importantly a great challenge for a great cause.

Born with a cleft lip himself Mark has always supported the important work of surgeons around the world helping children with the condition. So to show support for the fantastic work of Smile Train who are dedicated to ensuring “Every child born with a cleft – anywhere in the world – should have the opportunity to live a full and productive life by providing free cleft surgery and related treatment to hundreds of thousands of poor children in developing countries”, Panoptics have decided to raise as much money as we can through sponsorship of our Tough Mudder challenge.

We would welcome all donations for this important charity who is changing lives in some of the poorest communities, so please sponsor our team (Mud, Sweat & Beers) by visiting our donations page.

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To find out more about the important work Smile Train does please visit their website –

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