Intrepid Ideal and Gledhill team raises £4,400 for Rainbows Hospice

Published:  19 October, 2017

The vital work of the Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People will receive a donation of £4,400, after an intrepid team from Ideal Boilers and Gledhill Cylinders conquered an epic endurance challenge.

The 35-strong team of women and men took part in the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest event at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham to raise the money. The hard-core physical challenge involved tunnelling, climbing, running and canoeing across a 12-mile assault course of mud and water.

“We really enjoyed our day and completing all of the obstacles; especially the water based ones,” said Ideal’s Head of Marketing, Carrie Young. “It was a great bonding experiencing for us all and we are so pleased to be able to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”

Rainbows is a hospice for children and young people with life-limiting and terminal conditions and their families. From carers to counsellors, medical professionals to palliative care specialists – it’s the people that are at the heart of Rainbows.

Rainbows cares for hundreds of children and young people as well as supporting hundreds of bereaved families and siblings. Through its outreach efforts into paediatric oncology units, Rainbows is also caring for a growing number of children with cancer.

Ideal and Gledhill are both part of Groupe Atlantic UK& ROI, which decided to support Rainbows last year. Staff donate time and services, as well as supporting fund-raising events. So far this year the business has raised £10,000 for Rainbows.

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