A team of 15 colleagues vowed to combat their ‘takeaway tummies’ and support St Catherine’s Hospice when they took on the gruelling Tough Mudder challenge.Advertisement
Staff from Go Electrical’s branches in Preston, Garstang and Blackpool got into shape for the endurance feat after area manager Adam Taylor organised the charity challenge in aid of the Lostock Hall hospice.
He said: “Everyone was moaning that they were feeling rubbish and kept eating loads of takeaways, so I decided to do something about it and put our names down for Tough Mudder.
“I even organised for a personal trainer to come to the shop to work with staff on building up their fitness – Marcus Harrison from MH Training Systems – so nobody had an excuse!
“We did the 5k obstacle course and it was a challenge but we had a laugh and everyone enjoyed it, so we’re going to tackle the 10 mile course next year.
“Everyone knows someone who has been affected by life-shortening illnesses such as cancer, and St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity which means a lot to so many people, so we were happy to support the cause and do our bit.”
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The team ventured to Yorkshire for the event in September, and recently donated £1,432 raised in sponsorship to St Catherine’s.
The hospice’s community engagement officer Hayley Jackson said: “We’re delighted that the team’s amazing efforts not only helped them to get active and have fun together, but also resulted in a fantastic amount being raised for our charity!
The funds donated will go towards our specialist end-of-life care provided to local people affected by life-shortening illnesses.
“We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone at Go Electrical who took part in the Tough Mudder challenge, and we look forward to working with them more in the future.
If your business would like to take on a charity challenge in support of St
Catherine’s Hospice, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
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