Specialist Leisure Group tackles muddy challenge for charity

Specialist Leisure Group employees got down and dirty at the weekend to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, writes Angie Cronin.

Eleven staff members took part in the Tough Mudder North West challenge, raising more than £16,000 for the company’s chosen charity.

The 10-mile course included tackling 24 obstacles at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire on the mud run, which consists of 500,000 litres of mud and 40 tonnes of ice.

Richard Calvert, chief executive of Specialist Leisure Group – formerly known as Shearings Leisure Group  joined five members of the executive team and representatives from different departments in the travel company to take on the muddy challenge.

He said: “I am so proud of my team for getting involved in this and battling through the mud, water, pain and obstacles. Everyone was delighted by the incredible amount of money we raised for the Alzheimer’s Society.”

Lucy Polling, corporate account executive for the Alzheimer’s Society expressed her gratitude to the Specialist Leisure Group team while highlighting the challenges that the charity faces.

“One person every three minutes develops dementia and there is no cure,” she said. “We’re here to change that but we need more organisations such as Specialist Leisure Group to join us as we take on dementia together.”

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