A team of workers from Sale and Altrincham Specsavers have raised moe than £3,000 for a local charity.

Sale and Altrincham Specsavers had 16 staff members signed up for this year’s Tough Mudder North West, and raised money for Manchester based charity Stockdales in the run up to the event.

High octane obstacles

The course was approximately 11 miles long, challenging the team’s strength and stamina as they made their way through a number of difficult obstacles including climbing a 15 ft. wall, walking chest-deep through the ‘mud mile’, being plunged into 20 tonnes of ice, and finishing the day by running through the Electroshock Therapy obstacle.

The team chose to take part in the challenging event so they could raise money for Stockdales, a local charity which provides care for children and adults living with learning disabilities all over the Manchester region.

Cause close to their hearts

Retail director Steven Dare, who took part said: “I think I can safely speak for the entire team when I say that Tough Mudder was definitely a challenge!  But even though it was difficult in parts, it really helped having a full group of us doing it, especially when we thought of what a good cause we were raising funds for.

“We paid a visit to Stockdales recently and that really brought home much effort goes into keeping a local organisation like this thriving. They make a massive difference to the individuals they care for and their families in the local community and I know the entire team in both Sale and Altrincham are very proud to be able to help them.”

Natalie James, fundraising manager at Stockdales said: "We are absolutely delighted to have the support of Steven and the team at Specsavers. We know Tough Mudder is a seriously hard challenge so we really appreciate the efforts of all of the team - what they have done physically and also for their tremendous fundraising. This will make such a difference to the lives of local people with learning disabilities."

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