A Corby funeral home worker and a colleague from Peterborough are preparing to run and swim 10km through woods, obstacles, lakes and fields in a bid to help fellow workers hit a target of £1 million for children with disabilities.
Jason Price, who works at Co-operative Funeral Services in Darley Dale Road, will be teaming up with Helen Freshwater who works for Central England Co-operative in Peterborough to take part in the gruelling Warwickshire based Wolf Run on September 6 to raise money for Newlife.
Central England Co-operative adopted Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as its charity in 2012.
Preparations for the pair’s assault on the Wolf Run, which will see them wading and swimming through deep, murky water, pulling each other up near-vertical mud slopes and crawling under dense vegetation are well underway.
Colleagues and customers have raised more than £836,864 to fund specialist disability equipment for children.
Jason said: “This is one of the toughest challenges in UK. I have been involved in a number of these competitions including the Three Peaks. This is Helen’s first time, but she is a keen cyclist and is training very hard, so I am confident we can finish together.”
If you would like to support Jason’s fundraising efforts for Newlife Foundation, visit justgiving.com/Jason-price.