A team of brave Leicester Tigers Foundation volunteers joined forces with club partners Global Payments to tackle 10 kilometres of woodland trails, thick mud and huge obstacles this weekend.
The ‘ambush’ of 20 fundraisers, made up of staff from the club’s community, marketing and sales teams – as well as volunteers from Global Payments’ head office in Leicester – took on the challenge of the Autumn Wolf Run near Offchurch in Warwickshire.
So far, the group have raised thousands of pounds for the Foundation’s special education needs and disabilities (SEND) programme, designed to deliver sport to those who wouldn’t normally have the chance to participate.
Scott Clarke oversees the work of both the Foundation and the club’s other community projects both in the UK and abroad, and shared his excitement in taking part in the event.
“The Wolf Run was absolutely great fun,” he said. “At last year’s Leicester 10k, there were lots of little pods of people looking after one another, but with the Wolf Run you really needed your teammates to help get you through the obstacles.
“Whether that be someone helping to shove you over a wall of tyres, or dragging a teammate through the mud, everywhere you looked people were helping each other – it was great to see.
“As well as that, the team from Global Payments absolutely immersed themselves in supporting the Tigers effort; we all had a brilliant day.”
Supporters can still donate to the cause via the Foundation’s JustGiving page, or using the button at the bottom of this story.
All funds raised will be put towards supporting Tigers’ work around SEND sport across Leicestershire and Rutland.
“Knowing where the funds are going was a real motivation for me,” Scott continued. “The money will help us get into the SEND schools in and around Leicestershire and Rutland, helping young people who otherwise wouldn’t even be able to dream of taking part in mainstream sports.
“This gives more opportunities for youngsters to have a go at something exciting, and hopefully serves as a great motivation for people to keep donating and help us to build a brilliant SEND-focused programme.”
You can make a donation and find out more about how the money will be used at the links below.