Trowbridge firm tough up for Dorothy House fundraising challenge
A team of staff from Trowbridge-based firm Apetito are training hard as they prepare to tackle the Tough Mudder endurance event in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care.
There will be 11 people taking part in the South West’s version of the event being held at Crickhowell, in Wales, on Saturday. September 21.
Tough Mudder events, which happen around the world, are hardcore obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.
The team, from the frozen food company based in Canal Road, have been training since January and decided to support Dorothy House as the Winsley-based charity has provided care for some of their loved ones.
Team captain Shaun Newbie said: “For any person who has dealt with Dorothy House before you will not need any explanation of what an amazing charity they are.
“We will be putting ourselves through ice cold water, coating ourselves in layers of mud and crawling through 10,000 watt electric wire tunnels – all in aid of Dorothy House.”
The team have been training near the Westbury White Horse and aim to collect as much money as possible to support Dorothy House which needs to raise around £7,000 per day to keep providing its services.
Jennifer Green, Dorothy House fundraising manager, said: “We are delighted to receive the support of Apetito employees as part of the Tough Mudder challenge.
“It certainly sounds like a huge physical challenge for the team and we appreciate the efforts they have gone to raise funds for our hospice.”
To sponsor the team, go to www.justgiving.com/ apetitomudder Also competing in the Tough Mudder south west event will be Westbury retained firefighter Andy Nash and his colleagues Danny Barraclough and Darren Young, from Frome, who are raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity.
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