A group of 4 lads from the Island are in for a “muddy good time” as they train hard and prepare themselves to take on 10 miles, 25 obstacles and lots of mud all in aid of raising much needed operational funds for Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW the Islands front line charity.
Danny Woodford, Josh Meggison, Ben Ives & Sean Walsh will travel to Holmbush Farm in West Sussex on September 19 th to take on the event all in the name of suicide prevention, something that is close to the hearts of all 4 members.
The course it self consists of 10 miles of hills, thick mud pits and 25 obstacles to overcome, including ice cold tanks where you have to completely submerge yourself in twice, then take on the electric shock therapy consisting of dangling
wires delivering 10,000 volt punches in order to get to the other end with no choice but to run through it.
Sarah Adams said:
Danny contacted SPIIOW to say him and his 3 friend wanted to take on this event to help raise much needed operational funds to for the front line team of SPIIOW. This is no mean feat for anyone to take on, and I think to date is the hardest event anyone has taken on for us to help raise funds – and one we all thank
them for. They have set a target of £5,000 to raise and we are asking anyone if they can
help donate to this please follow this link https://www.gofundme.com/f/tough-mudder-classic-10-miles-25-obstacles
Danny Woodford said:
I’m attempting to raise as much money for SPIIOW charity that is extremely close to my heart. I have called on them myself when I could see no other way out from overpowering and scary thoughts of suicide I found myself having. This charity only works with funding and kind donations to pay for vital lifesaving equipment and training. I want to not only raise as much as I can for Suicide Prevention and Intervention IOW (SPIIOW) to assist in there quality community engagements but to also get their name and the work they do out
in the community’s around the Isle of Wight, to help others when they feel they have nowhere or nobody to turn to. I would be extremely grateful for any donations and support offered to our team inSPIration-IOW; we all know someone that has been effected by mental health or suicide.
Someone at risk from Suicide?
If you think or believe that someone you know or have seen someone who is at risk from ending their life from suicide you can make contact with our front line team 24 hours a day in the following ways:
SPI Crisis Number (Suicide Intervention Only) (01983) 667 247. This number is only to be used if you or someone you know is at risk of ending their life by suicide.
If you or someone you know has already acted on the thoughts of suicide please call 999 and ask for the ambulance, giving them as much information as you can.
Anyone interested in learning or joining the on-call from line team can contact SPIIOW at firstname.lastname@example.org