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April 29, 2016 | 3 min read

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Team iProspect is taking part in Tough Mudder London West on Saturday 30th April 2016 in memory of Angus Wood (1980 – 2015) to raise money for the charity ActionAid.

A valued iProspect employee, friend and mentor, Ang was a well-loved and respected colleague across the digital marketing industry. He achieved a huge amount during his five years at iProspect, including building a team of experts to focus on the Dentsu Aegis Networks social media and video buying, an industry-leading team that is now over 60 people strong.

Ang’s unexpected death in August 2015 has left a huge hole for many of us. He was a big investor in people and believed in developing great talent, and, to continue his legacy, iProspect has founded the "Angus Wood Innovation Award" named in his honour.

His friends and colleagues also wanted to do something to commemorate Ang’s kindness, wit and talent that inspired so many. So this weekend (Saturday 30th April), a 36-strong team will be ‘racing' in the London West Tough Mudder to raise money for the charity ActionAid. The punishing 12-mile course will see the team climb over and under 19 obstacles, including ‘the birth canal’, ‘arctic enema’ and ‘electroshock therapy’ through mud and freezing water, in a test of endurance, courage and teamwork.

Ang excelled at building high-performing teams, so the team felt that Tough Mudder was a fitting challenge.

EMEA CEO Chris Whitelaw said, “I wish the team the very best of luck (and stamina) in this gruelling challenge, and fitting tribute, for a tremendous cause and in memory of a remarkable man and friend Angus Wood.”

Angus and his wife Vaila have long supported ActionAid, partly because Vaila is the charity’s web analyst but also because of the way ActionAid works with communities to bring lasting change for some the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. If you would like to support the iProspect Tough Mudder team and help them reach their fundraising target, you can make a donation online via Just Giving.

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