Spencer Clarke Group takes on Tough Mudder for Mind
Nineteen employees from Preston based recruitment agency, Spencer Clarke Group, have signed up for Tough Mudder to raise money for the mental health charity, Mind.
The team will tackle the world-famous obstacles over the course of a muddy 5 or 10km run. The 5km mudders will face 13 obstacles with the 10km mudders facing a gruelling 20 obstacles.
The team hope to raise £2,000 for Mind which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind also campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding around mental health problems.
To decide which charity would be selected to receive the sponsorship funds, employees were asked to nominate charities which were close to their heart. From the seven worthy charities nominated, everyone in the Spencer Clarke Group team was then asked to vote for which charity mattered most to them.
Graphic designer, Luke Meeks, who nominated Mind, said: “Unfortunately, I've had three male suicides in the family and it was simply because these men didn't have the right services for them to use. Mind offers free counselling and workshops to everyone who is struggling with their mental health.”
Meeks continued: “Although it's important for everyone to talk, I believe there has been a real let down in the current services for men and it has had devastating consequences.”
With sad statistics such as one in four experiencing a mental health problem and suicide being the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK, it’s clear that Mind need as much funding and resource as possible to tackle such a big and important challenge.
“Part of the Spencer Clarke Group vision is to positively impact lives and what better way to do it then to bring the whole team together for a challenge like Tough Mudder” said business manager, Thomas Humphreys.
The Spencer Clarke Group team will take on Tough Mudder on October 22nd in Manchester and the team will be collecting sponsorship money through a JustGiving page. If you would like to support Spencer Clarke Group and Mind, you can donate by visiting here.