Team survive obstacle course to raise £2,000
BLISTERS, lost trainers and cracked bones did not deter a team of Macclesfield work buddies from raising £2,000 for East Cheshire Hospice.
The 11-strong team from the Oxford Roadbased fintech business, Quint, braved mountains of mud to take part in Born Survivor at Capesthorne Hall.
Described as “the ultimate military obstacle course”, the 10k Born Survivor course was designed by a former Royal Marine Commando with more than 30 obstacles including tight, dark tunnels, constricted cages, a slide into muddy water and a 10ft vertical wall.
The course provided lots of challenges for the contestants and the Quint team completed all the obstacles in around twoand-a-half hours.
“It was an amazing experience,” said team member Dan Whittaker.
“The teamwork and camaraderie on show was incredible. Not only did everyone help each other complete the course but we also helped our fellow Born Survivors reach the finish line by assisting where we could.”
Fellow team member Lauren Smith said: “It was ridiculously muddy but that was the fun of it; everyone was getting stuck into every obstacle. Roll on the next one.”
The hospice needs £7,500 every day to provide care to those with life-limiting illnesses and corporate support is an important part of the fundraising calendar.
Roxana Pirlea, corporate fundraiser with the hospice, said: “It’s great when we get this type of support from local businesses. Many thanks to all of the Quint team for enduring and surviving what appears to have been a really tough course.”
●● From left, Rob Wood, Shanie Capper, Harry Brown and Dan Whittaker. Other teammates included Jasmine Jasiukiewicz, Adam Jones, Sam Isgar, Alex Belinskiy, Kelly Cross, Lauren Smith and Jessica Herrington