Two regular guys. Two fantastic charities. One tough mudder funking challenge.
My nephew, Nick Pople, and his good friend Jack Yarrow are taking on quite possibly the toughest obstacle course you can imagine. Described as the premier adventure challenge series in the world, this 12 mile course separates the men from the boys:
Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.
The pair of them are a couple of beer monsters. I know this having sat in on a couple of sessions with them! However, unlike a lot of lads of their age, they’re both getting off their arses and preparing themselves for what will be a grueling test of endurance and character.
Why are they doing this?
Because the charities they’re raising money for are dear to both of their hearts.
The two charities are Help for Heroes and the Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Nick served his country with pride and did a tour of Iraq when he was just 19 years old. Jack has a sister called Sarah with cerebral palsy who is one of the loveliest girls you’ll ever meet.
I’m proud to be supporting them both and I hope you’ll join me too in sponsoring these two young lads raising money for good causes.
Just the thought of attempting the course brings me out in a cold sweat. To both of you – Nick and Jack – I salute you.