Volunteers take on ‘Muddy Mayhem’ challenge
26 March 2014
by Gemma Mackie
Six volunteers from our Bradbury House care home in County Durham braved a famously muddy obstacle course to raise funds for the home.
Debi Parker, Sonia Stockdale, Steven Parker, Carol Carr, Jason Bailey and Mark Eversedge from County Durham raced in the Muddy Mayhem event held at Hardwick Park, County Durham.
The volunteers faced a series of obstacles not for the faint-hearted. Cargo nets, hay bales, slimy tunnels of mud, climbing walls and freezing water were just some of the surprises in store. The volunteers ran the 5k course to raise money for Bradbury House and also awareness of our charity. Jason said they wanted to do something different for Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Sonia said she really enjoyed it. ‘It was very hard but we did it for our service and the support from everyone was fantastic.’
There was lots of support from service users, staff, other volunteers and service manager Teresa Thompson, who all came to watch and give their support to the runners. Teresa said, ‘The volunteers have been an inspiration to everyone here and we are very proud of them all.’
Gemma Mackie is internal communications assistant at Leonard Cheshire Disability.