Through our work, we are lucky to meet some amazing people, who go above and beyond to raise vital funds to ensure we can continue our work with disabled children, young people and adults.
We are extremely grateful to each and every single person who has raised money, made a donation or organised a fundraising event in aid of us. Every penny really does count in our mission to improve the lives of those we support and care for.
There are lots of ways people raise money for The Percy Hedley Foundation, but what we really love hearing about is why they do it. In our feature, Fab Fundraisers, we’ll get the story behind their amazing efforts.
This July fundraiser Peter Milne will take on Tough Mudder Yorkshire to raise money for the Foundation.
Tough Mudder is a 12-mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag participants out of their comfort zone by testing physical strength, stamina, and mental grit.
Peter has never run that sort of distance before, but he has plenty of inspiration to get him through the gruelling course.
Peter’s nephew, Josh, 4, is autistic and started at Hedleys Percy Hedley School in November 2016. He has been inspired to raise money for the Foundation having seen the impact attending the school has had on Josh.
“Ever since Josh joined Percy Hedley School he is a much happier boy,” Peter explained.
“He’s learning more and he’s just enjoying life more. Percy Hedley does an amazing job and the family is very grateful for the help and support Josh receives at school.
“We have seen a real difference since he started so I wanted to do something to raise money for the Foundation.”
Peter is no stranger to running through mud having been part of the Officer Training Corps, but admits to never having run as far as 12 miles before.
He said: “I wanted to give myself a fun and exciting challenge and Tough Mudder is one I’ve been thinking of doing for a while now.
“I’ve never done a 10-12 mile run before, though, and I’ve done no training whatsoever. I play football once a week and that’s about it!”
If you would like to support Peter please check out his Virgin Giving Page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PeterMilne