A group of roofing specialists from Sheffield’s Martin-Brooks is going into battle with some of the region’s hardiest fitness fanatics, to raise money for the firm’s nominated charities.
The five strong Martin-Brooks team will be travelling to Leeds next Saturday (June 21) to take on the Total Warrior fundraising challenge.
Held in Bramham Park, the 12.5 kilometre chase puts participants’ mental and physical stamina to the test. The expert roofers will face a series of 30 obstacles along the course, combining mud, hills, water, fire and ice, which they will aim to overcome as a team in the shortest time possible.
Led by office administrator, Oliver Chapman, Martin-Brooks’ fundraisers include, director Nick Brooks and his wife, Jess, estimator, Andrew Wheadon and health and safety manager, Nicola Jackson. All five train regularly, but this is the first time any of them have tackled an event of this nature.
Oliver said: “Total Warrior is known to be one of the toughest endurance challenges around, so what better way to test our fitness and teamwork, whilst raising much needed money for the organisations supported by Martin-Brooks? I’m sure most of our colleagues think we’re mad, but everyone has put in the preparatory work and we are looking forward to pitting our wits against fellow competitors.”
To mark its 25th anniversary, Martin-Brooks pledged to raise £25,000 for local charities. So far, £15,000 has been donated to organisations including Amy’s Retreat, which helps children with cancer, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre, Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield Talking News, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme, The Rowan School for children with speech, language and communication difficulties, Norfolk Park Special School, Help for Heroes and Sheffield Institute Foundation’s motor neurone research centre.
Donations to Martin-Brooks’ Total Warrior challenge can be made via www.justgiving.com/teams/mb-totalwarrior2014.