Doncaster colleagues take on Tough Mudder for Macmillan Cancer Support

Colleagues from Doncaster-based business, SYNETIQ, took on the Tough Mudder obstacle course over the weekend, raising over £3,000 in support of Macmillan Cancer Support.

27 colleagues from the vehicle dismantling and recyclers’ Doncaster site completed the 10 mile or 5k obstacle course at Broughton Hall, Skipton in aid of the charity.

They embarked on the challenge as part of a business-wide fundraising campaign to support Macmillan Cancer Support.  

The team has so far raised more than £3,000 for the charity on this fundraising event alone. 

With operations at 12 sites nationwide, the business felt it was fitting to select a nationwide charity as its charity of the year.  

SYNETIQ colleagues conquered the 5k race at Broughton Hall, Skipton on 31 July.
SYNETIQ colleagues conquered the 10 mile classic race at Broughton Hall, Skipton on 31 July.

Trevor Madden, Car Dismantling Supervisor at SYNETIQ said of the challenge: “It was definitely tough, but we made it! The day was all about raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which continues to do such vital work in the fight against cancer. 

“Because of the pandemic, charities have lost out on fundraising opportunities and donations. It was a challenge but we are really proud of the money we have raised for such a good cause. We are so grateful for every donation.” 

Amy Hebdon, Relationship Fundraising Manager at Macmillan added: “Thank you so much to all at SYNETIQ. Their support will mean we’re able to do whatever it takes to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.” 

“The team has made an absolutely amazing effort to support our charity throughout 2021 and I look forward to see how the next race goes.” 

More employees are taking part in the Tough Mudder North West race in Cheshire on 4th September.  

Challenges include the ‘Kiss of Mud’, where the team will scramble underneath tangled rows of barbed wire over slushy cold mud with less than 18 inches of clearance above them. 

The final task between them and a hot shower is to charge through ‘Electroshock Therapy’, a field of dangling wires that delivers a punch at 10,000 volts should they get caught.