Staff from building services specialist M-Pact Group will be rising to the Tough Mudder challenge to raise money for charities Lupus UK and Hopscotch.
The eight-to-10 mile race against hundreds of other competitors takes place on 15 June at Drumlanrig Estate in the Scottish Borders, and incorporates challenges such as electric shocks, the ice pool and the ninja ramp, a steeply-angled slope up which they have to run.
The team will be taking on the infamous assault course to raise money for Lupus UK and Hopscotch, which provides respite breaks for vulnerable children.
Directors of M-Pact (Matthew and Claire Wright, Paul and Andrea Wringe), are thrilled to be supporting both worthy causes and are immensely proud of all their staff who will be participating in the event. Matthew and Claire will also be tying on their running shoes to take part in the challenge for the first time, along with directors Dean Stevens and Mike McGuire and other office staff.
Claire said: “I love running anyway and the Tough Mudder is as tough as it gets. I don’t know if I’m looking forward to it or dreading it but the main thing is that we raise as much as possible for these good causes.
“The issue of Lupus is close to our hearts as a family and Hopscotch really stood out as a charity which is changing a lot of young lives. If we could raise £5,000 to £6,000, we would be delighted – but if we could push it up to five figures, we would be ecstatic.”
The company already donates to Women’s Aid East and Mid Lothian each Christmas and Easter and it held a Great M-Pact Bake-Off in aid of Comic Relief.
Paul Wringe added, “Our staff really go all out to support worthy causes in the local area and nationally and they are really pulling out the stops with this one. There is a lot of training going on and I know that they will put their hearts into it.”