TR’s postman overcomes muddy obstacles for Charity
Craig Davis raises over £500 for Chailey Heritage Foundation by completing 10k mud run
With support from TR Fastenings (TR), Uckfield postman Craig Davis has raised £584 for the Chailey Heritage Foundation, a charity which helps children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs. Craig raised the sum, which included a £150 donation from TR, by completing The Major’s Mud Run over a 10 kilometre (6.2-mile) military-style obstacle course in Tunbridge Wells’ Eridge Park on 25th March.
Craig, who delivers mail to TR and other businesses in the Uckfield based industrial estate, tackles a challenge for charity every year, often with TR’s support, but he found this one the toughest yet. Organised on behalf of British Military Fitness, the course featured hills, deep muddy ditches, and distractions such as explosions and smoke.“It was really hard going,” said Craig, “especially the last five kilometres, struggling through the mud. There was a great sense of achievement in making it all the way to the end. I’d like to thank TR and everyone else who gave me the motivation to go and do it by pledging charitable donations.”
The Chailey Heritage Foundation is one of the UK’s leading schools and residential facilities for children and young adults with neurological motor impairment such as cerebral palsy. The fund Craig raised will be put towards a new sensory room for the children.
TR supports postman’s muddy exploits with charity donation
TR Fastenings is proud to be helping local postman Craig Davis to raise funds for the Chailey Heritage Foundation charity by sponsoring his upcoming ‘Mud Run’.
TR has pledged a £150 donation towards Craig’s fundraising efforts as he prepares to tackle the 10 kilometre (6.2-mile) course in Tunbridge Wells’ Eridge Park on Saturday 25th March. Far from being a straightforward stroll in the park, this is a military-style race complete with obstacles, smoke, explosions, and deep ditches full of oozing mud. 32 year old Craig, who works for Royal Mail on the same Uckfield industrial estate as TR Fastenings, takes on a charity fundraising event every year and has enjoyed TR’s support in the past, but believes this will be his toughest challenge yet.
“This event is part of the Major Mud Run series organised by the Royal British Legion on behalf of British Military Fitness,” says Craig, “and it has all the hallmarks of brutal army training. The race will be a real test of my fitness and endurance but will also be great fun and I’m thrilled to be doing it for such a wonderful cause.”
The Chailey Heritage Foundation, based near Uckfield, provides education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs. The Foundation is recognised as one of the UK’s leading centres for children and young adults with neurological motor impairment such as cerebral palsy. It has built a national reputation for its work supporting young people’s communication and developing independence through powered mobility. The Foundation runs a special school and residential facilities and is currently fundraising to open a sensory room for the children.