Team sur­vive ob­sta­cle course to raise £2,000

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

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

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