Bristol construction team overcome mud, sweat and fears to raise money for local charities

Mud, sweat and fears were overcome this week when gritty staff from our Bristol construction team took on the Royal Marine’s 10k Courage Commando Challenge to raise money for three local charities.

The muddy fundraising effort, at Bicton Arena in Yettington, Devon, comes as part of Beard’s company-wide effort to raise £125,000 this year for charity in celebration of the firm’s 125th business anniversary.

The Bristol office will be donating money raised to BRACE Alzheimer’s research, Children with Cancer UK and The Jessie May Trust, a Bristol-based charity which provides nursing care at home for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. Other fundraising efforts by our Bristol team have included charity cycle rides, a summer barbeque and cake sales.

As part of the 10k challenge, the team had to overcome eight tough obstacles including the waist-high ‘stream wade’ and an ominous underwater tunnel known as the ‘sheep dip’. The muddy fun run is a take on the real-life challenges that future Royal Marines Commandos receive during their training. It is one of five challenges which are set to test their four core values: courage, determination, unselfishness and cheerfulness.

“This was a brilliant day and a great way to raise money for some well-deserving charities that do a lot of good work in our local area”, says Mike Hedges, Beard’s Bristol director. “I am really proud of our team for completing this tough but rewarding challenge and hope that the money we have raised will help make a difference to people’s lives.”

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