Kidderminster-based dealer Abraxas Catering Equipment is fundraising for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity for the second year in succession.
The next trial for the distributor is that of 5k obstacle course run, Tough Mudder. On 27 July, director Wendy Woodward and son Tom Wraight (engineer), will take on the challenge.
This follows Woodward’s participation in an abseil from Birmingham’s Hampton by Hilton Hotel, alongside Abraxas’ accounts manager Tony White. That event raised over £560, and the distributor wants to top that figure in 2019.
Woodward explained why she is taking on the Tough Mudder challenge: “After going through a pretty rough and scary year of cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2016, I decided to do something ‘different’ every year that takes me out of my comfort zone.
“That sounds a bit dramatic, but it certainly makes you realise you only have one life, so 2017 was to go teetotal, 2018 was the abseil for Abraxas, and 2019 is Tough Mudder, having never attempted anything like this before.”
While Wraight explained: “I am doing this along with mum as moral support as well as for a great cause for MAAC.”
Abraxas sales director Mike Nixon added: “We were delighted to raise over £1,500 for the Midlands Air Ambulance in 2018 and we want to do the same this year. It’s great fun supporting a charity, especially one that is such a vital lifesaving service.
“Having seen the medical teams onboard working at first hand to save patients’ lives in my volunteer CFR role, the Midlands Air Ambulance is a very worthy cause. We are looking forward to supporting Wendy and Tom on the Tough Mudder and hope our industry will get behind us and help raise loads of money for the MAAC. We also have further events planned this year with Julie our sales administrator doing another abseil.”
The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midland counties. MAAC works hard to deliver the very best air ambulance care using the very best clinical techniques and operating standards for the benefit of their patients.
Required to raise £9m each year to keep the fleet of helicopters operational, the charity relies on the support and generous donations gifted from individuals and businesses amongst local communities.
To donate to Abraxas’ effort, click here.