Mencap staff get muddy for charity - The Leamington Observer

Mencap staff get muddy for charity

Leamington Editorial 30th Aug, 2017   0

MUD, sweat and quite possibly tears will be the order of the day when charity staff take on the Autumn Wolf Run next month.

A five-strong team known as the Mencap Mudsters will take on the 10km challenge taking place at Welsh Road Farm near Leamington, on Sunday September 3.

The team from Heart of England Mencap includes Di Yeoman, Suzanne Hotten, Nikki Drew, Chris Howkins and Jenna Haycock who will brave the elements during the course set around woods, lakes and fields – with a whole lot of mud thrown in too.

The team will be fundraising for the charity which supports people with learning disabilities, and are hoping to secure as much sponsorship as possible.

Media and marketing officer Di Yeoman said: “We’ve joined together and vowed to beat the Wolf Run so we can make a real difference in our customers’ lives.

“Having additional funds available means so much and enables them to do lots of fun and interesting activities that would otherwise not be open to them.

“A huge thank you in advance to anyone who can spare even just a small amount to help us reach our fundraising target of £500.

“We will all be suitably suffering for your donation as we take on the ancient woodland, deep water crossings, high climbing nets, log walls and the famously fast landslide along the way.”

Visit to donate and follow their story on Twitter – @hofemencap

The charity is also looking for volunteer marshals for the day. Those interested should call Cath or Di on 01789 298709.


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