Recently we took part in Tough Mudder and were crowned victorious!
Display Mudders (as we were known) decided to put our hard work, blood, sweat and (a few) tears into the challenge – to raise money for the BraveHerts appeal by Keech Hospice Care – and what a challenge it was!
What is the Keech BraveHerts Appeal?
Many children in our county need Keech’s help but are too ill to travel, Keech plans to take the full children’s hospice service to them. With the aid of the county, they will expand the existing community nursing services into a full Children’s Hospice at Home service, across Hertfordshire.
The Display Mudders team trained hard to get fit for the event, and we were well and truly put through our paces with the help of Regiment Fitness (a fantastic boot camp company).
After many weeks of training, the day finally came! We were raring to go, smiles all around and dressed in our (specially designed for the occasion) bright orange displayplan t-shirts – complete with ‘Top Gun’ style nicknames!
The obstacles were great fun – though very challenging!
“We all found ‘Everest’ (a huge wall you had to run up and get over) very difficult, but with teamwork and determination we all conquered it!” – said Simon Rumbles, Technical Project Buyer.
We completed the course in a fantastic time of 4 hours, and even better raised over an incredible £2,900 – beating our target of £2,500! Thank you to everyone who supported us on our mission to raise funds for such a great cause!
“We had a great time at Tough Mudder, we were absolutely filthy by the end, but the smiles on everyone’s faces showed the accomplishment that we all felt.” – Josh Taylor, Project Manager.
The icing on the cake, was when we were featured in the local press – a great way to raise awareness of the appeal!