Tough Mudder Fundraiser

A team from Birkenhead based SeaKing Electrical is hoping to raise thousands of
pounds for charity after completing a hardcore 12-mile obstacle course designed
by the special forces.

Tough Mudder Team

The 12-strong group from the electrical engineering firm took on electric shocks, ice baths and bucket loads of mud in the Tough Mudder Challenge at the Chomondeley Estate, Cheshire, last weekend.

They were joined by hundreds of other competitors for the event which was the third of its kind in the UK following growing success in the US.

Team SeaKing completed the gruelling course in just over three hours in a bid to raise cash for the Candice Colley Foundation which supports cancer sufferers across Wirral.

The charity was set up in honour of Candice Colley, of Thingwall, who passed away in December 2010 following a brave four-year battle with leukaemia.

Team leader and SeaKing office manager Denise Gillam said they were delighted to complete the challenge for a charity close to their hearts. “It was a brilliant day which will live long in the memory,” she said. “The achievement of getting through those tough 12 miles is only just sinking in. We had a great team spirit and have been training together for weeks. This camaraderie really helped us all around the course. The challenge was a real test of strength, stamina and determination. But the hardest part was dealing with the cold – the ice bath obstacle came within the first ten minutes. We were all happy to reach the end after the last obstacle which involved 10,000v electric shocks. We hope to raise close to two thousand pounds for the Candice Colley Foundation. Many of us knew Candice personally so we are very proud to have completed this in her memory.”

The Candice Colley Foundation is currently focussing its support on Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral and The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at The Royal Liverpool Hospital.

For information about the charity, visit www.candicecolley.co.uk. Anyone wanting to donate to SeaKing’s challenge can contact SeaKing Electrical on Tel: 0151 652 4821

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