South Yorkshire hospital warriors to brave mud to raise cash for hospital charity

Five members of staff at Rotherham Hospital are gearing up to brave a 12K route of 25 obstacles and 100 tons of mud to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community charity.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 7:00 am

The team, called The Teds, will face 10 tons of ice, 100 tons of mud and challenging obstacles when they take part in the gruelling Total Warrior challenge at Bramham Park, in Leeds, on July 10.

Emma Parkes, interim director of communications is one of the challengers.

She said: “Like many people, we started the new year looking for a fundraising challenge with a difference. We were feeling bold and confident and were looking for something which would be fun to do as a team. Although we realised it definitely wouldn’t be a walk in the park, we signed up to Total Warrior.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Total Warrior Small

“We’re hoping that putting ourselves through obstacles with painful sounding names like death valley and the cement mixer will inspire people to generously sponsor us so we can raise as much money as possible for the charity.”

The team also includes Damian Staples, communications manager, Kerry Gedney, the trust’s cancer services improvement programme officer, John Slater, former communications officer, Graphic Designer, and Christina Curran, communications officer

They have set a target to raise £1,000 for the charity, to provide extras for the patients and their families which the NHS would ordinarily not be able to afford.

Suzanne Rutter, charity engagement and development manager, added: “We’re incredibly proud of all our fundraisers especially those like the total warriors who are willing to brave such a challenging event.

“It’s wonderful to see events like this back on the calendar and we hope that everyone will join Dr Ted to get behind the team by sponsoring them or providing some much-needed moral support.”

To sponsor The Ted’s Total Warrior team, visit Just Giving here