Mums battle it out over assault course for kids

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Assault courses and toddler groups are not the sort of things that go together normally - but mums in Tickhill, Doncaster, decided to toughen up for a charity event.

Northgate Baby and Toddler group staged a Military Mums contest to raise funds for their sessions in the Methodist Schoolroom and St Mary’s Primary School.

The energetic session at the Tithes Lane recreation ground included a Baby and Toddler Mums versus Pre-School Mums battle in which two teams, the Pink Ladies and the Black Widows, went head to head over a specially-designed military assault course.

Dad and child events, face painting, raffle and balloon modelling were also on the agenda.

Pre-School manager Maria Higgins said: “We had a fantastic turnout. The afternoon was well supported by all the mums and their families and I am sure all those ladies that made up the two teams that took part in the assault course really enjoyed it. The team representing the toddlers came out on top and it was all good fun.”

Maria captained the Pre-School team of 14 ladies dressed in black and the 15-strong Pink Ladies team included team captain and toddler group leader Zoie Ellison.

Tickhill man John Reynolds, who served in the Army for six years, organised the event. His wife, Liz, takes their 18-month-old son Evan to the Pre-School sessions.