A few weeks back, thousands of people took an unconventional mud bath in the name of charity, as they tackled a 6km obstacle course at the Nuclear Races Mud Run.
The event on the 16th May was held in Klevedon Hatch, the site of the secret nuclear bunker and involved some 50 different obstacles and an extraordinary amount of mud.
Of the vast number of participants, 13 of those were “almost” willing volunteers from online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk. The 14th member of the team was the eMoov founder and CEO, Russell Quirk, who having already experienced a Mud Run, decided to come back for more with a little help from his employees.
The eMoov’ers were running in the aid of Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homeless charity which provides homeless young people in London and the north of England with a better and brighter future. All in all the eMoov team raised just over the £400 mark, which has been rounded up to £500 by the company.
Founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk, Russell Quirk, commented:
“The team and I struggled through the mud, water and obstacles to complete the course in just under the two hour mark. Not only were we exhausted but there were a few victory wounds to show for it, but all in all they were still smiling which is the main thing. It’s a shame they all made it round, thought we might have lost a few along the way but oh well. We’re delighted to have been able to raise some money for such a valuable cause.”
Nadine Iskander, Corporate Development Assistant at Centrepoint commented:
“We would like to thank all the staff at eMoov who took part in the Nuclear Mud Run for Centrepoint and everyone else that sponsored them.
80,000 homeless young people experience homelessness in the UK each year. With the money raised, Centrepoint will be able to give vulnerable young people, more than just a safe place to stay. With our help, homeless young people can tackle their health problems, find work and learn the skills they need to live independently.”