Raises £5,000 for Mind and British Heart Foundation
Keltruck, the largest independent Scania Distributor in Europe, has remembered two friends and colleagues through a team taking part in the Tough Mudder event. The team raised more than £5,000 in total for Mind, the mental health charity, and the British Heart Foundation.
“We wanted to mark the passing of our friends and colleagues, and to pay tribute to them in an appropriate way,” said Russ Warner, Aftersales Director at Keltruck. “By completing the Tough Mudder challenge and raising money for two relevant charities, we have achieved this, at least in some small way.”
Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10- to 12-mile courses, with 20 or more obstacles. The courses test mental as well as physical strength, and participants are guaranteed to end up mud-covered and exhausted, but with a sense of achievement second to none.
“Personally, I underestimated the event, and it was more challenging than I thought possible,” said Ria Kelly, Marketing Supervisor at Keltruck. “However, with the help of the team we all made it around the course finishing together. Hopefully we’ve made a difference with the money we raised, in memory of those who meant a great deal to us.”
The Keltruck team consisted of 15 colleagues, friends and family from all aspects of the business, ranging from new starters and apprentices, to foremen and managers. They took four hours to complete the Tough Mudder challenge, participating and finishing as a team.