British Red Cross ladies cross Tough Mudder finishing line

Red Cross Mudders after conquering the course.

Red Cross Mudders after conquering the course.

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In their day jobs they are there for people going through trying times, but on Sunday five British Red Cross employees decided to put themselves under pressure and take on the Tough Mudder challenge.

The team of five Grantham ladies braced themselves for the potential blood, sweat, tears, and of course mud, that comes with the extreme obstacle course, with some of the colleagues even training six nights a week in preparation.

Colleagues from the British Red Cross raised money for the charity and Help for Heroes.

Colleagues from the British Red Cross raised money for the charity and Help for Heroes.

Their efforts paid off, with the entire team not only crossing the finishing line, but raising more than £1,400 for the British Red Cross and Help for Heroes.

The Red Cross Mudders team comprised of Kelly Eaton-Gray, Amy Thomas, Shelly Edwards, Shannon Gill and Gina Mullen. Together they were able to conquer the 12 miles of mud, and battle through electric shocks and ice baths.

Kelly works for the first call service, which helps people regain their independence after, or during, a crisis. After completing the Tough Mudder course in the grounds of Belvoir Castle, she said: “The whole experience was fantastic. The obstacles were very challenging, and just when you thought you couldn’t get any muddier, you did!”

They are now planning to do more fund-raising in order to hit their target of £2,000. You can also donate by going to their Virgin Money Giving page.