Northern Media Graphic Designer, Jess Venson, is the latest of our Wakefield team to put herself through the paces in the name of charity after signing up to take part in this year’s Tough Mudder event.
The race, which is arguably one of the most challenging charity events out there, will take place on May 22nd and will see Jess and her friends work their way through 10 – 12 miles of mud and obstacles to raise money and awareness for two charities. The charities of choice, Macmillan Cancer Support and Ruddi’s Retreat, have had positive impacts on the lives of Jess and her friends, who are now looking to give back to them in their own way.
Jess said: "I knew late last year that I wanted to do something for charity in 2016 and Tough Mudder really appealed to me. It’s going to be an extremely difficult race to complete but I’ve started training so hopefully I can make it to the finish line!
"Macmillan Cancer Support really helped myself and the people around me a few years ago when we lost a close family friend, Donna Dyson, to cancer at just 44. We were all so impressed by the work the Macmillan nurses did for her, including helping Donna explain the situation to her five year old son. I would love to raise as much money as I can for the charity to ensure that people in similar situations get the same support."
Macmillan Cancer Support helps improve the lives of people who have cancer and help support their loved one’s through difficult periods. Meanwhile, Ruddi’s Retreat provides holidays for children and families affected by cancer and other time limiting diseases.
"Ruddi’s Retreat is such a positive charity and one some of my friends running the race with me hold close to their heart," added Jess.
"Hopefully we can raise as much money as possible and split it evenly between these two worthwhile causes. To do so would make this whole challenge even more worth it."
Jess isn’t the first of the Northern Media Wakefield office to take part in challenging charity events, with our sales director Jonathan Scott and Marketing Executive Anthony Bowyer taking part in the Catterick 10 mile run back in 2015, with plans to participate again this year.
To support Jess in her charity fundraiser please donate to her Just Giving page here.
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