A team of nurses at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham are taking part in an endurance run to raise money for children at its accident and emergency department.
The team of five nurses, dubbed Max’s Minions, are set to tackle the challenge of endurance called the Wolf Run, which is taking place on 3 June at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire.
The 10km wild running event combines mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs, encompassing open ground, woodland, lakes and thick mud.
Runners either stay “in a pack, or as a lone wolf”, tackling a series of obstacles – both man-made and natural – designed to test their mental and physical strength, skill and stamina.
Julie Thomas, Elizabeth Checketts, Emma Goodaker, Demi Butler and Helen Whitehouse all work at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
Ms Thomas said: “We are really excited to be taking part in the Wolf Run to raise money for Heartlands Hospital Charity.
“The money will help us to refurbish the children’s A&E department, and provide toys and equipment for patients,” she said.
She added: “It’s great that we are doing this as a team and we can’t wait for the day! We’d love to raise £1,000.”
The nurses have set up a JustGiving fundraising page where they can be sponsored