Emscote childcare workers raise cash for charity in muddy ordeal
Battling mud, heights and claustrophobia, a group of Leamington Spa childcare workers raised £600 so far for charity as they successfully completed a 10 k off-road challenge.
The five member team from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Emscote House Day Nursery in Warwick Place completed The WOLF Run which organisers describe as a test of fitness, strength, ingenuity and determination.
For Saima Hamid, an apprentice working in the preschool room at Emscote House Day Nursery, there was also another challenge to overcome.
“I had to face my fear of claustrophobia by crawling through a thin cave but the team were wonderfully supportive and I was determined to do it,” she said.
On the side-lines, supporter and Emscote Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Claire Shale, praised the team for their grit and determination on the obstacle course through woods, lakes and fields.
“They were all amazing. I honestly can’t think of anything worse; the obstacles and terrain were difficult enough without all the mud; it was literally everywhere.”
Other team members were Bayley Hammond, Paul Atkinson, Rea Abbott-Huckin and Keowen Carberry, who said:
“It was really good fun; messy but enjoyable. We were all highly motivated because the charity, Children Today, is such a worthwhile cause.”
The charity, which has been adopted by Emscote Day Nursery for a year-long fund-raising drive, supports children and young people with a range of disabilities and illnesses, providing specialised equipment like mobility aids and special ventilation machines.
Thanking parents and staff for their enthusiastic and generous support of the team, Manager Jo Wale said:
“I am extremely proud of all those who took part, they are a credit to the nursery ".