Intrepid couple Steve and Helen Piper have completed a gruelling obstacle race and mud run to rack up cash for a cause close to their hearts.
The pair completed the Wild Warrior run and raised £1,145 for The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of Helen’s mum Janet Roche, who died in March last year following an eight-month battle with brain cancer.
The latest amount takes the family’s fundraising total to more than £6,000. Steve, an assistant site manager with Warwick based AC Lloyd, said: “My mother-in-law was a wonderful woman who spent the vast majority of her life caring for those who were suffering and needed help the most, so it felt only right we gave something back to this wonderful charity.
“My in-laws had lived in Spain for five years until Helen’s mum collapsed and was rushed to hospital. She was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour, namely a glioblastoma multiforme high grade, and had a short course of radiotherapy in Spain before returning to the UK for end-of-life care. It was a really tough time and made more difficult by the fact Helen was nearly nine months pregnant with our second child at her mom’s funeral.
“We both wanted to fundraise for The Brain Tumour Charity since not as much money is spent on researching this form of cancer. Helen’s brother, Lee, completed a sky dive and Helen has taken part in a couple of 5km mud runs with friends, but the Wild Warrior was a bit different and we enjoyed the obstacle race even though it was very muddy and raining.”
Alistair Clark, AC Lloyd director, said: “We pride ourselves on creating relationships and partnerships with our colleagues and everyone we work with, and we were pleased to support Steve and Helen to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts.”