News

16 September 2014

Elliott doing their bit for Cancer Research events

  • Gemma at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
  • Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
  • Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
  • Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
  • Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
  • Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
  • Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
  • Gemma at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
Gemma at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
Gemma and friends at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event
Gemma at the Race For Life Pretty Muddy event

This is a nice little story close to home that shows how important these Race For Life and Pretty Muddy events are, and how a lot of fun can be had raising money for such an important cause.

Gemma's story....

"Initially when we registered to do the Charity Pretty Muddy Race For Life it was for my Mum who was fighting lung cancer, but by the time the race came round my Mum had, unfortunately, lost her battle to cancer, so we did the race in her memory.  There were 8 of us in our Team called - 'Bourne dirties' – my sister Sally (who is an ex-Elliott employee), my Sister Katie, my Niece Laura, and friends of ours Eileen, Rosie, Emma and Kelly,  and of course myself.

None of us had entered the Pretty Muddy Run before, so we didn’t know what to expect.  It was a very emotional day for my sisters, niece and me under the circumstances, never mind feeling anxious and aprehensive about the challenge ahead.

There were 10 muddy obstacles altogether and by the time we got to the end, the last obstacle was a mud slide where if you weren’t really muddy already, you were after landing in a mud bath and people throwing buckets of muddy water at us.

It was generally an exciting day seeing each other covered in mud and knowing my Mum would have been laughing if she had been there to see us.

We celebrated our achievement by getting together again and going out for some well deserved drinks in the evening".

Well done Gemma and to everyone who gives their time to make these events so successful.

If you would like to get involved or make a donation please visit our Race For Life page.

Thank you