University of Bolton, DIA Administrator, Kelly Vernon, along with 61 other brave individuals, took on the ultimate test of stamina, strength and determination this weekend by completing Total Warrior. The team participated in the pinnacle of obstacle racing to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Andrew “PUD” Leigh.

PUD was a loved and respected member of the Bolton community who very sadly passed away in January this year after battling a brain tumour. It was PUD’s wishes to raise enough money to purchase a plaque with his name on to be displayed at Christies hospital in Manchester, where he received his treatment. The friends and family of PUD managed to raise the money for the plaque in a very short space of time.

Once the money for the plaque had been raised, the family of PUD decided to raise even more money to donate to The Brain Tumour Charity through the sponsored completion of Total Warrior. The Brain Tumour Charity fund medical research, and give support to those people affected by brain tumours.

On completion of the challenge, Kelly Vernon commented: “The most enjoyable part of this challenge was being part of such a big team, all taking part in total warrior in memory of our good friend. Seeing his daughter and wife complete the course was very emotional and made all the hard work worthwhile.”

She added “Any donations would be welcomed as The Brain Tumour Charity is one of the most underfunded of all the cancer charities, yet affects many families.”

The JustGiving page set-up for event raised 311% of the target, reaching an impressive £1,556.00 to date. If you would like to donate to the cause, please follow this link:

Article by: Cesca Bury

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