Five women from the mortgage department at Hinckley & Rugby have tackled the fearsome Wolf Run challenge to raise money for a breast cancer charity founded by their colleague, Sally Chapman.
The team took on the 10K run through mud and over obstacles to raise money for Pink Pants Trust, which Sally set up from her hospital bed after a preventative double mastectomy.
Sally had the operation because she found out she carried the BRCA2 gene fault which drastically increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Pink Pants raises awareness of the gene fault and helps pay for women to have the test.
Sally’s colleagues – Diane Stokes, Michelle Tong, Sarah Johnson, Angela Price and Michelle Higginson – ran, climbed, jumped, waded, crawled and swam through the Wolf Run course which is designed to test your mental and physical strength, skill and stamina.
Hinckley & Rugby sponsored each of the five for £50 each and staff across the Society also backed the women, raising a total of £700.
Sally, a temporary business development officer at Hinckley & Rugby, said:
“I am truly grateful for the support and money raised for Pink Pants Trust. We at Pink Pants appreciate all their support “The money will privately pay for women in Leicestershire who do not meet the NHS criteria for BRCA1 and 2 testing. The cost is currently £1,000 per person and we are well on our way to being able to test 10 women with the next 12 months.”
More information about Pink Pants Trust is at: pinkpantstrust.co.uk