In an earlier blog you will have read that I have committed to being part of the @mudhatters team taking part in the Tough Mudder challenge this Saturday on 6th May 2017.
I have created a blog which provides further information about why I’m participating in the Tough Mudder Challenge and what it involves…
A brain injury can affect anyone at any time and its effects can be life-changing not only for the person who has sustained the brain injury but also for their family and / or their carers.
In support of Headway’s annual Action for Brain Injury Week and their ‘A New Me’ campaign and to further fundraise for Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire, it felt only right to agree to complete the Tough Mudder. Designed by the British Special Forces, Tough Mudder is designed to test your physical strength, stamina and mental grit – all attributes that someone who has suffered a brain injury must regularly demonstrate.
It’s a 10 mile obstacle course with mud, water, ropes, hills, electric shocks and fire! With no podiums, winners or clocks to race against, its not about how fast you can cross the finish line. It’s a challenge that focuses on teamwork, camaraderie and – according to Tough Mudder – “accomplishing something almost as tough as you are”.
Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire is reliant on its own fundraising to keep operating and providing services to those affected by brain injuries. These services include activities groups; occupational advice; family support groups; and a peer support group.
These are challenging times for all small local charities – with public funds having almost totally dried up in terms of funding support. Every penny which is raised from our fundraising efforts goes directly towards maintaining the charity’s services in the local community.
To support us please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hearts-for-headway
Wish me luck….