This weekend saw 12 volunteer vets, vet nurses and their friends & family take on the gruelling 5km Tough Mudder at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, to help raise funds for animals in need at Warrington Animal Welfare.
The team took on a punishing 5km of ‘Electroshock Therapy® and scaling 15 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, crawling under barbed wire and through pipes surrounded by – you’ve guessed it - mud.
Organiser, RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse) Kat Gibbs, said:
“We are a group of WAW vet and vet nurse volunteers that roped in equally stupid friends and family to do the 5k tough Mudder.
"We are hoping to smash £2,000 to help animals in need of rescue and rehabilitation, especially with the influx of unwanted lockdown pets.
"It’s a charity we hold close to our hearts, as we have seen first-hand the amazing work they do.
"We all pushed ourselves through our fears and to our physical limits. We have cuts, bruises, and grazes to prove it!
"We would love for people to make our pain and laughter all worth it by donation to an amazing cause.”
WAW Trustee, Janet Thornton, added:
“We are so proud of our courageous volunteer vets, vet nurses and their friends 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.
“We would like to thank all those who supported the event and the incredible number of sponsors who donated to help us to continue to help animals in need, which has been and continues to be a challenging time.”
The team are aiming to raise £2,000 which will make a real impact for our charity.
It doesn’t need to stop there though! The Just Giving page will remain open until the end of September 2021, so if you still want to sponsor them, please visit the JustGiving page to donate safety and securely: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kathryn-gibbs5