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TXM Recruit supported arctic challengers play the northernmost game of rugby in history

Trekking over 60 miles to the Magnetic North Pole experiencing temperatures as low as minus 30?C, in a bid to create a Guinness World Record for the northernmost rugby match in history.

Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby was nominated this year as TXM Recruit’s chosen charity. With the brand ethos of always going The Xtra Mile, TXM supports endeavours that show the same spirit of going above and beyond to achieve any goal.

Established in 2005, TXM Recruit will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary by taking on a number of challenges to raise &pound10,000 for Wooden Spoon this year. Challenges that staff at TXM Recruit will be taking part in will include a coast to coast team cycle from Whitehaven to Newcastle over a gruelling 140 miles, a longest golf day challenge at East Herts Golf Club taking in four rounds of golf, as well as support of additional Wooden Spoon activities such as the Arctic Rugby Challenge.

The Arctic Challenge is by far one of the bigger and most challenging charity activities that TXM Recruit has been involved in, with Stimpson and the team facing treacherous conditions during the trek. Arriving at the Magnetic North Pole exhausted, the group had the small task of setting up a rugby pitch on the Arctic ice. As required by Guinness World Records, posts were erected and the perimeter of the pitch was measured and marked all to World Rugby regulations.

Commenting on TXM Recruit’s involvement with Wooden Spoon, managing director Andrew Midgley said, “TXM Recruit is extremely proud to have supported such a great challenge with our chosen charity Wooden Spoon to help aid life changing projects for disadvantaged and disabled children. Congratulations to Tim and the whole team - not only have they gone The Xtra Mile, but they have raised a huge amount of money and set a Guinness World record too!

“We will continue to raise funds this year for Wooden Spoon with the aim of helping fund local projects in and around the Milton Keynes area. We very much hope that the donations we achieve will really make a difference.”

Following the successful completion of the Arctic Rugby Challenge, TXM Recruit is asking the public to support the challenges in their continued efforts to raise &pound10,000. To donate visit:


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