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Fundraisers conquer obstacle challenge and raise thousands for charity
Fundraisers have gone the whole hog and raised thousands for St Nic’s.
The group, who are all from Neil Evans Fitness, put in the miles earlier this month when they conquered the Suffolk Whole Hog and raised a fantastic £3,600.
With the challenge taking place at the Wantisden Valley Estate in Woodbridge, the group, known as the Bootcamp Warriors, pushed themselves to complete the five-mile obstacle course, which as well as getting very muddy, saw them crawl under cargo nets, wade through rivers, climb up various obstacles and much more.
Neil Evans said: “The reason we choose to support St Nic’s was that nearly every member of the Bootcamp Warriors have been touched or affected by St Nic’s either directly or through friends and family.
“We were all acutely aware of the amazing work that goes on there and the lack of government funding also.
“Such is the power and reach of St Nic’s that it ripples through the local area, and that ripple touches and is felt by everyone.
“We really didn’t have to think about it long. Everyone wanted to support St Nic’s. It really was an honour to be able to raise money, and next year we plan to run the ‘Boss Hog’, which is three miles longer, and we want to raise even more money for St Nic’s.”
The money raised by the Bootcamp Warriors will help support the charity as it cares for those across West Suffolk and Thetford facing dying, caring and grief. The hospice needs to raise £11,000 each day to allow it to continue its work.
The hospice’s events fundraiser, Charlie De-Moore, said: “We are all so grateful to Neil and the whole Bootcamp Warriors team.
“They took on a great challenge and have raised such a fantastic amount which will really support the work we do across the community helping those facing dying, caring and grief. I am so pleased that they want to continue supporting us. Well done, Bootcamp Warriors.”