Our team from Burton-in-Kendal got down and dirty to raise £1,000 for local charity Unique Kidz & Co.
The team of four women and three men took up the “Born Survivor” challenge to run a military-style assault course 10 kilometres long at Lowther Castle. They ended up wet, muddy and elated at completing the event and hitting their sponsorship target.
Ivan Joseph, Burton’s general manager who was in the team, said: “It was a great day for a great cause. We were delighted with the money we raised and with increasing awareness of Unique Kidz.”
Staff at Burton have adopted the charity as their community partner under a scheme run by Moto in the Community Trust – the motorway service area operator’s in-house charity – which aims to provide financial support for good causes in the areas where it has sites.
Morecambe-based Unique Kidz provides specialist services for disabled children and their families.
Ellen Smith, Unique Kidz fund raising and events co-ordinator, said: ‘The support from Moto at Burton has been absolutely fantastic. They have raised an amazing amount of money in a very short time and they have also been a great help in boosting awareness of our charity.’