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The 25th annual House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War on Tuesday 12 June 2012 at the Westminster College Gardens was a huge success raising over £110,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Champagne, sunshine, men in shorts and Macmillan nurses. There was something for everyone at 2011's Tug of War.
On Tuesday 12 June they pulled and pulled at the Tug of War and managed to raise more than £110,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to everyone who attended and took part to help us raise vital funds for people living with cancer.
With Ladbrokes on board with the odds, the guests to the Tug of War were soon sporting their rosettes to show who they were backing.
The Commons were too much for the Lords again this year as they retained their title once again.
The 2012 Tug of War also welcomed plenty of healthy competition as AllianceBernstein once again stole the corporate match title from Norton Rose. BAE continued their winning streak and beat headline sponsors Taylor Wimpey.
In celebration of the 25th year of the Tug of War there were two new matches introduced this year, including the Macmillan Corporate Partners Match - Barclays vs. Natwest. The strength of Barclays was too much for Natwest this time, lets hope they're back in 2013 to defend their title!
The second new match was the Media Match between the Westminster Media Team captained by Christian May and our official Tug of War Media partners Total Politics. The Total Politics team really put their backs into it and beat the Westminster Media Team with a 2-0 victory.
For the very first time in 25 year the Macmillan Ladies stole the trophy from the Houses of Parliament Ladies. All their hard work training in the run up to the event paid off!
The 12th and 19th Regiment Royal Artillery displayed mammouth strength with an incredibly close match, with the 19th Regiment finally winning the tug. Once again, Merseyside Fire and Rescue wowed the crowds with their brute strength and fantastic technique, beating the 17 Port and Maritime Regiment.
Deputy Political Editor for the BBC James Landale commentated on the matches and the guests were kept thoroughly entertained throughout.
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