Newport continue with their successful fundraising ways for 2013! Andrew Herbert has been in touch with news of a very wet and muddy event he completed recently. Mud Runner events take place at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire and would appear to be very popular, judging by the nearly 1,400 finishers who joined Andrew plus Vikki-Marie Green and Charlotte Lamont aka 'The Togglers' for the Oblivion event!
Here's what Andrew has to say...
Thank you for your sponsorship for the Mud Run on Sunday 30th [June - Ed] to raise money for TOGs * – so far Vikki (1214) Charlotte (1216) and myself (1213) have raised just over £450.
If you click on the link ** you’ll be able to see some of the photos from the event. You can search by number (number after our names) and you can see some of the obstacles that we tackled.
Thank you again.
* = The Torfaen Opportunity Group (TOGs) is a charity local to Newport who provide services to children and young people with physical, learning or sensory disabilities, plus support to parents and families. They don't appear to have a website to link to, so here's a little bit more about their work...
"Built in 2000 from Lottery funds, the TOGs Centre is owned and run by the community and parent led group. A small specialist team is supported by a large group of young volunteers.
Children and families use facilities for a wide range of activities including a specialist crèche (run by NCH Cymru) and young people's clubs which provide evening social and educational activities, adventure trips and holidays. Respite for parents and involvement by parents and young people in decision-making are central, and TOGs activities are funded by trusts, grants, and local fund-raising."
** = the images are copyright, so sadly I can't use any of them to illustrate this blog post. It's well worth having a look on the website and searching on the numbers - I'm amazed how everyone kept smiling despite all the mud!
If this kind of event takes your fancy - either as a spectator or competitor - here's a link to the Mud Runner website! NB the Classic course used for the next event in October is where Land Rover test their all-terrain vehicles :o