A team from Berkeley have been embracing the Tough Mudder challenge and raising money for three great charities.
We established our Community Contribution initiative several years ago to enable our people to work directly with charities, offering both consulting and fundraising support, and to allow Berkeley to corporately contribute as well. In keeping with the outdoors theme of our previous fundraising event, the Three Peaks Challenge, this year 17 brave Berkeley souls completed the Yorkshire Tough Mudder on August 2nd. Dressed in ‘Where’s Wally?’ outfits – just to add to the challenge!
Tough Mudder is a gruelling 11 miles of ‘Electroshock Therapy®, ‘Arctic Enemas®’ and scaling ‘Everest’, obstacles designed to test mental grit, toughness and camaraderie. On the day this meant crawling through mud while being electrocuted, jumping into freezing cold muddy water, and dragging each other up 3 metre high half-pipe surrounded by – you’ve guessed it - mud. We are so proud of our courageous Partners, Consultants and Office team members who took up the challenge, and it is testament to their enthusiasm and sheer determination that they all completed the course. Slightly bruised and battered, but all in one piece.
Our Tough Mudders were raising money for three great charities, which all hold a personal significance to one or more members of Berkeley:
The Tough Mudder event was the culmination of a variety of fundraising activities, which included:
We would like to thank all those who supported the event and the incredible number of sponsors who donated to these very worthy causes. We beat our original £15,000 target and, including gift aid, have now raised more than £20,000 which will make a real impact for our three charities.
It doesn’t need to stop there though - the Just Giving page will remain open for a few more weeks in the hope we can raise even more. If you still want to sponsor us, please visit our page here.