Last weekend (14th July), nine intrepid staff members from HPP Oldham took part in Cancer Research UK's 'Pretty Muddy' event at Heaton Park in Manchester.
Whilst the UK currently basks in some record-breaking temperatures and the imminent threat of hosepipe bans, it meant that the 'muddy' element of the event was wholly an artificially-introduced element, rather than a product of the usual British summer. Large tankers of water & mud supplied the messy ingredients for various obstacles placed around the 5km / 3 mile course.
The exceptionally warm weather ensured there was plenty of 'drying-out' time between obstacles: for once the opportunity to be sprayed with water and crawl around in mud was considered by most to be the most comfortable option!
It was a fun, memorable day for all involved, raising money for a very worthwhile cause that unfortunately directly and indirectly affects far too many people.
The 'Hill's Angels' are still able to accept donations online in light of their recent muddy endeavour: with both online and offline donations they're hoping to reach the £1000 mark. Donations to any of the team, no matter the amount, are very much appreciated and will go towards making a difference to those who need it the most.
To donate, please visit The Hills Angels fundraising page.