Team’s charity challenge

six Spire Home staff members, and three friends took part in the Total Warrior 10k race in Cumbria to help raise money for
six Spire Home staff members, and three friends took part in the Total Warrior 10k race in Cumbria to help raise money for

A group of six Spire Homes staff members and three friends took part in the Total Warrior 10k race in Cumbria to help raise money for Homeless International, Cancer Research and Quintin Kynaston House in London, which is a house for sixth form students facing homelessness.

Spire Homes has houses in East Northamptonshire.

Lynn Stubbs, director of business services, Carol Underwood, head of supported housing, Andy Maguire, supported housing team leader, Craig McClintock, customer services team leader, Helen Sellers, strategy and projects co-ordinator, and Neil Brunning, repairs surveyor, braved running up and down steep hills, climbed seven foot fences, crawled under barb wire or cargo nets, through mud pools and under ropes.

They also carried logs up hills and sped through water chutes.

They have raised £370 so far.

Helen Sellers said: “We faced a lot of mud - puddles, baths, trenches and rivers. You could swim, wade and slide headfirst into it...it was brilliant. We jogged most of the course but not at breakneck speed and everyone finished the course in one piece.  Was it painful?  We all ended up with war wounds, but no-one even contemplated dropping out. It was a great day, and the money raised will help some great charities.”

To make a donation visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ICantBelieveImDoingThis.