Ted’s team ready to hit the pain barrier

Ted’s team ready to hit the pain barrier

By Chloe West | 25/05/2021

Ted’s team ready to hit the pain barrier


FIVE daring fundraisers are preparing to brave punishing obstacles and tons of mud to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.

The team, made up of staff from the hospital, have called themselves The Ted’s, after the charity’s mascot and will be tackling Total Warrior at Bramham Park, Leeds, on July 10.

The gruelling 12km course includes 25 obstacles, 100 tons of mud and ten tons of ice.

With some of the obstacles being named The Worm Muncher, Peaks of Pain, The Human BBQ and Shocker, the challenge seems to be no easy task — but the fantastic five are ready for the challenge.

Emma Parkes, The Ted’s team member and Trust interim director of communications, said: “Like many people, we started the new year looking for a fundraising challenge with a difference.

“We were feeling bold, confident and looking for something that would be fun to do as a team. Although we realised it definitely wouldn’t be a walk in the park, we signed up to Total Warrior.

“We’re hoping that putting ourselves through obstacles with painful sounding names like Death Valley and the Cement Mixer will inspire people to generously sponsor us so we can raise as much money as possible for the charity.”

Also included in the team is the Trust’s communications manager Damian Staples, cancer services improvement programme officer Kerry Gedney, graphic designer John Slater and communications officer Christina Curran.

The five are hoping to raise their target of £1,000 for the hospital charity.

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/TotalWarrior-TheTeds to sponsor them.


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