Team Orpheus - The Nuts Challenge

Team Orpheus – The Nuts Challenge

Last weekend, 14 brave fundraisers tackled the almighty Nuts Challenge, a muddy army assault course, to raise money for the Orpheus Centre. The Orpheus Centre is an independent specialist college that develops the skills and independence of young disabled adults through the performing arts.

The punishing 7K route combined with plummeting temperatures revealed the course to be more of a challenge than the Orpheus runners had initially thought. Despite this, they got stuck in – joining 2000 other runners to scale and complete over 80 obstacles on one of the toughest mud runs in the UK.

IMG_7739Caroline Pedley, who completed the challenge for Orpheus, said: “The challenges we had to overcome pale by comparison to the ones some of the Orpheus students have to deal with on a daily basis. I’m delighted to have been a supporter and nutty enough to complete this challenge!”

Another Orpheus runner, Martin Breckell, added: “It was an honour to participate in such an amazing event and to raise funds for such a good cause.”

Over £4000 was raised for Orpheus at The Nuts Challenge. The success of the fundraising event has prompted Orpheus to participate again in September – please contact selinabartlett@orpheus.org.uk or visit http://www.orpheus.org.uk/event/the-nuts-challenge-7k to sign up today!