A team from professional recruitment specialists Pure braved lots of mud and obstacles to complete the Only The Brave charity race in aid of the East of England Air Ambulance on Sunday (2 April).
The four-strong team from the recruitment agency’s Cambridge office looked anything but pure by the time they had completed the tough course at Elveden Estate, near Thetford Forest. However, they all agreed it was worth it to help support such fantastic cause.
The Pure team consisted of Caroline Batchelor, Gemma Pritchard-Jones, David Atkin and Ellie Steinfeldt. They all completed the five-mile course, which this year was bigger and muddier than ever before. Between them they ran, crawled, climbed and scrambled their way to the finish line, tackling obstacles including mud pools, water slides, climbing walls, piles of hay bales and monkey bars.
Caroline Batchelor, Associate Director at Pure, said: “The words mud and mayhem definitely spring to mind! The organisers certainly lived up to their promise of making the course as gruelling as possible. But it was a great team bonding experience and lots of fun. This is a major fundraising event for the publicly-funded air ambulance. We’re all extremely proud to have played a small part in helping to raise the £11million needed to keep these life-saving helicopters in the sky.”
The Only The Brave event has been inspired by the East Anglian Air Ambulance’s pilots, doctors, patients, and families. The air ambulance flies 365 days a year, taking highly skilled medical teams to people who have been unfortunate enough to be involved in accidents or medical emergencies in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Bedfordshire. The crews need to be brave and overcome physical and emotional obstacles every single day.
Becky Wilson and Clare Fuller from Pure also gave up their time to be part of the team of volunteers which helped to ensure everything ran smoothly on the day.
As well as the entry fee to take part, the Pure team has raised a further £300 in sponsorship, with more donations still being received.