Jason Hobson at the finish line.

Gledhill MD turns Spartan for charity challenge

Published:  04 November, 2013

Jason Hobson, managing director of Gledhill, has raised more than £1,500 towards a life-saving treatment for a little girl after competing in the gruelling Reebok Super Spartan Race.

The 12km course, known as a ‘battlefield of insane mud running with more than 15 obstacles to test physical strength and mental resolve’, saw the business leader tackle fire, electric shocks and crawling under barbed wire.

Finishing in an impressive 2hrs 20mins, Mr Hobson raised vital funds to enable six-year-old Lilly May, who goes to school with his daughter, to travel to America to receive revolutionary proton therapy treatment for a brain tumour.

Mr Hobson is delighted to have helped Lilly May and her family during their time of need and in addition has lost more than two stone through his strict training regime.

“The last months have been a terrible strain for the family and I’m thrilled that everyone has been so generous in supporting me through this mad challenge,” said Mr Hobson.

“I never thought I would be able to do something like this, but when Lilly May’s first operation failed, there was such little hope I felt I had to do my bit.

“Lilly May recently started her nine-week intensive treatment programme and I, along with everyone at Gledhill, will be thinking of her and wish her well.”

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