ARBROATH personal trainers Carey Allen (36) and Wade Bowen (26) and their team of eight ‘Tough Mudders’ have raised a fantastic £3,125 including gift aid for Help for Heroes
The team, ‘Associate Personal Trainers’, with members from both Arbroath and Forfar completed the 11-mile course at Drumlanrig Castle last weekend.
Carey explained: “For most of us it was as much a test of mental strength as well as physical.
“We tackled underwater and underground tunnels, walking the plank and Arctic baths.
Other trials included electrocution, fire and falling from great heights. We managed to complete the event as a team.”
Carey’s husband Grant Allen was badly injured twice whilst on operation in Afghanistan and also lost several close friends.
As a result Help for Heroes is a charity they were keen to raise money for.
Carey commented: “Between the Tough Mudder event, charity bootcamps and a barbecue we have raised this money to help wounded servicemen and women.
“As a family we have had this experience first hand, in addition the event has also allowed us to showcase our team building and coaching skills as personal trainers.”
The money was raised via the team’s bmycharity accounts, a series of charity Boot Camps held in Arbroath and a barbecue. Carey extended thanks to Falconers butchers, Robertsons butchers, Pie Bobs and Tescos of Arbroath for contributing goods for the barbecue.
Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October, 2007, out of a desire to help the wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and provides direct, practical support to those injured in the current conflicts.