On 7th May 2017 the 13 of us (who are all in some way linked to the Finance Planning Group - www.financeplanning.co.uk) will be participating in the rather ridiculous Tough Mudder. For those of you unaware, a Tough Mudder is a 12 mile cross country run interspersed with 20 different obstacles. These obstacles include having to swim through an ice lake, climb a near vertical slippery slope and - my personal favourite - walk through some suspended bare wires that have an electrical current passing through them. Please see the official Tough Mudder West Midlands 2016 video to get a better idea - www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5dDjFupvYs&t=2s
Why are we doing this I hear you ask? Partly, because Matt Stephens came up with the stupid idea and then a chain reaction of bribery, blackmail and bullying was entered into by each of us to make the next person do it, but mainly because it will hopefully convince you people to dig deep and give as generously as you can to a charity that works tirelessly to support an often overlooked issue.
"Headway's MISSION is to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers. Treating people with respect and empathy; they provide choice and opportunity and empower people to achieve optimum independence, interacton and social inclusion."
It's clichéd I know, but this kind of injury could really affect any of us, at any time, and unfortunately the support and care they offer is underfunded. Can you help?