Big funds for Help for Heroes

Personal trainer's challenge.
Personal trainer's challenge.

A TEAM of Associate Personal Trainers from Forfar and Arbroath have raised a fantastic £3,125, including gift aid, for Help for Heroes by forming a team of eight ‘Tough Mudders’.

The team of eight named ‘Associate Personal Trainers’ completed an 11 mile obstacle course in order to raise the funds.

Personal Trainer, Carey Allen, said: “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, artic baths as well as electrocution, fire and falling from great heights’ We managed to complete the event as a team.”

Carey Allen’s Husband Grant Allen was badly injured twice whilst on operation in Afghanistan and also lost several close friends. Carey said: “As a result of this ‘Help for Heroes’ is a charity we were keen to raise money for.

“between the Tough Mudder event, charity bootcamps and a barbecue we have raised this money to help wounded service men 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.

The team would like to thank 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.