Caswell Group employees are put through their paces to raise much-needed funds for charity
Despite being “covered in mud and freezing cold”, a resilient team from Caswell Group completed a challenging obstacle course to raise nearly £2,000 for charity.
Twelve employees from the Stevenage-based, asbestos removal firm, entered One True Grit, based in Hertfordshire, for the Forget Me Not Appeal.
The campaign is geared towards creating a dementia friendly environment at Lister Hospital, in Stevenage, for patients and their families. The aim is to do this by redesigning the elderly wards to make it feel more like a home from home, to reduce stress and agitation.
To raise money, competitors from Caswell Group entered either a 5K or 10K version of the obstacle course and employees turned to social media to ask friends and family for donations.
Organiser and competitor Sarah Hoar, who is the Office Administrator at Caswell Group, handed over a cheque for £1,955.83 to those behind the Forget Me Not Appeal, at Lister Hospital last month (June).
She said: “We are absolutely delighted with how much we raised. The Forget Me Not Appeal is such a brilliant cause and deserves all the support it can get.
“When we went to Lister Hospital to present the cheque it was a real eye-opener for me. What the Forget Me Not Appeal is planning to do will really improve the lives of dementia patients and their families and we are glad to be able to contribute.”
Talking about the obstacle course, which took place earlier this year, Sarah added: “One True Grit was so much fun. We had never done anything like that before so we were all quite nervous beforehand.
“But on the day there was such a buzz – even though we were covered in mud and freezing cold. There was a real sense of camaraderie, even the people from other teams and companies were helping each other get through the course.”