Leading East Midlands mechanical and electrical engineering firm Built Environment Consulting (BEC) has completed the Tough Mudder Challenge on Saturday 12th May 2018 to raise awareness and funds for Treetops Hospice Care.
Matthew Faulkner, Richard Wilson, Sam Mousley and Conor Payne completed a five-mile, 13 obstacles mud course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. Set in the shadow of the historic Belvoir Castle, 16,000 acres of picturesque countryside was transformed into a mud-lover’s playground. The challenge emphasised on teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are.
BEC, who has offices in Castle Donington and Nottingham City Centre, delivers projects across a range of sectors including education, healthcare, offices, industrial, sport and leisure, hotels, student accommodation, apartments and high end residential and provides leading sustainable solutions for the built environment.
Matthew Faulkner, director at BEC and lead of the Nottingham office, said: “Since working on a new in-patient bedded unit dedicated to caring for people at the end of life at the Risley site, we decided that Treetops Hospice Care would be the ideal charity to raise funds for while setting ourselves this big challenge.”
Treetops Hospice Care provides respite and end of life care for adults in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. They support people with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. It also supports their carers and families. All services are provided free of charge. The hospice has to raise more than £3 million every year to run. That’s about £7,500 per day. 70% of this comes from charitable donations and fundraising events.
“We asked companies we work with to donate £100 for this worthy cause in return for a logo placement on our team t-shirts. This really helped with the fund raising and we are very pleased with the £840 we raised” said Richard Wilson, Mechanical Design Consultant at BEC.
Matthew said: “We would like to give a big thank you to all the donors, especially our sponsors Mikrofill Systems Ltd, Maber Architects, Sunesis, Stephen George + Partners, Pegler Yorkshire, Delta-Simons and Architects LE1. Next year our aim is to complete the full, 10 mile Tough Mudder and we’re hoping to invite some of the clients and companies we work with to take on this challenge and raise funds for a fantastic charity!”