Essex ambulance staff complete Tough Mudder

Date: 27 May 2016

Time: 16:00

Team Bandage complete the Tough Mudder

A group ambulance staff got tough in the mud to raise hundreds of pounds for a hospice charity.

The 18 colleagues from Rayleigh and Southend ambulance stations in Essex took part in the Tough Mudder obstacle course in Grantham at the weekend.

It was the fourth year that Team Bandage have done the 12 mile event, which saw 13,000 participants braving electric shocks, jumping in ice baths and overcoming other muddy challenges.

The group have already raised more than £500 for Havens Hospice, which cares for terminally ill children and adults at the end of their lives.

Kate Bennett, station supervisor, said: “We have done the Tough Mudder event for the last four years. The first year was 13 paramedics and we now have on average 23 each year after roping in more staff and our friends.  Tough Mudder is a SAS style assault course which has the motto of no mudder gets left behind, so the aim is to try and get everyone through the challenges.

“The mum of one of our colleagues spent some time at Havens Hospice at the start of the year before she passed away and we were asked by the family if we could run for them this year.

“We had a great time at Tough Mudder and had an excellent weekend all round making it around the course in about 4 and a bit hours. A great effort by everyone.”

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  • Summary:

    A group of Essex staff have raised hundreds of pounds for a hospice charity after completing a gruelling obstacle course.