Five miles of tough terrain, which featured a total of 30 obstacles, have been conquered by a team from a business near Sudbury resulting in just over £2,000 being raised for charity.
Six people from Precision Made Joinery, which is based on the Inca Business Park, in Melford Road, Acton, took part in the Whole Hog Run, at Wantisden Hall, near Woodbridge.
Directors Craig Green and Scott Grimwood, along with joiners Neil Hardy, Chris Langden and David Jackson, plus office manager Nadia Kingston donned their running gear for the challenge which raised a total of £2,010 for the My WiSH Charity, which supports the West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, with the funds going towards the Rainbow Ward.
The team chose to raise the money for the ward after one of Scott’s daughters was treated at the childrens’ department and they wanted to repay them for the kindness and care they provided.
Nadia said: “They looked after her so well that we decided to carry out the challenge for the ward. The Whole Hog was certainly a challenge but it turned out to be a great team building exercise and it’s amazing how much closer you feel when you do something like this and it helped to generate team camaraderie. There were some very hard obstacles to overcome and we had mud up to our shoulders in some places but we would do it all again and we completed the course in an hour-and-a-half.
“In the run up to the event it was quite hard to get people to sponsor us until we posted messages on Facebook then it took off and the money started rolling in.
“Now we are planning our next fundraising initiative and putting our ideas forward.”
Pictured above outside the Precision Made Joinery workshop with their cheque are Neil Hardy, Scott Grimwood, Craig Green, Nadia Kingston, My WiSH Charity fundraising officer Amy Hatch, David Jackson and Chris Langden.