We raised over £500 for St Giles Hospice in gruelling mud run!

We recently took part in a strenuous 5k mud run to raise funds for St Giles Hospice in Staffordshire, a charity we have worked with for more than 15 years.

We managed to raise £500 in sponsorship money ahead of the event on Sunday 9th October, and a team of 10 of us volunteered to grapple with the various obstacles scattered throughout the 5k mud run.

Based at Cliff Lakes Waterpark in Tamworth, the St Giles Hospice Mud Run included tough obstacles ranging from swimming in the bitterly cold lakes, vertical wall climbing, and icy cold slip and slides.

Jane Webb, Director at Webb Associates, says: “St Giles Hospice is an organisation we’re all passionate about supporting, and we’ve worked with the charity for many years. The mud run was something we were excited to get involved in to help such a great cause.

“We’re thrilled with the amount raised for this excellent charity and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored us, being covered head-to-toe in mud on a cold Sunday morning was definitely worth it!

“The course was fun and organised brilliantly, there was a fantastic turn out and the team all enjoyed themselves whilst raising money for a great cause.”

St Giles Hospice is a registered charity which provides high-quality care to those living with cancer and other serious illnesses in Whittington, Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Uttoxeter, and surrounding areas.

The charity relies on fundraising and donations to continue to offer patients individually-tailored care, so if you’d like to learn more about how you can help please visit the website at www.stgileshospice.com.

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We all bounced into action at our latest team social

As always, we have a right laugh at the team social nights, and this time we all
jumped for joy at the news we were going to Planet Bounce – an indoor trampoline park in nearby Corby!

With a huge hype currently surrounding this fun activity being used as a great ice‑breaking corporate event, we thought we’d jump on the trend and see what it was all about.

In the lead up to the event the office was in complete speculation over what the night would involve… was it one big trampoline? Was jumping going to be our only way of getting around? Was gym wear the best choice of attire? And what flavour pizzas were going to be waiting for us at the end?!

Mixed with the excitement of all that, there was also some serious thought about how much immature behaviour we could get away with in front of our co-workers and directors…

So after arrivinimg_0431-2g at the venue, we donned our special socks and jumped straight into it – literally! The main court was everyone’s starting point, which comprises over 50 interconnected trampolines for the best spot to brush up on your skills.

Then there was the dodgeball court, where the team got together for a friendly match of the classic game. After that was most people’s favourite choice of activity – the airbag! With two trampolines lined up next to each other, it was a great team bonding activity as we jumped straight into it feet first, before landing on what literally was a huge inflated bag of air.

The real challenge came after that when we took it in turns to compete against each other on the gladiator apparatus, where the aim was to knock each other off a thin platform with soft sticks into a bottomless pit of foam cubes, which was actually quite comfortable!

Some of the team were practising their back flips and cartwheels on the tumble tracks, while others were busy shooting some hoops in the aeroball and basketball arenas – which even with a trampoline beneath our feet, was still a difficult job for us shorter members of the team!

So after an hour of doing the most fun workout ever, we all finished looking a little red faced and sweaty, ready to enjoy a feast of pizzas!img_0440