Orchard House staff defeat The Monster to raise £800 for Headway

Staff from Orchard House Neurological Rehabilitation centre in Harwell raised an incredible £800 for the brain injury charity Headway UK by taking part in a Monster Race on Saturday 16 April 2016.

The 5k race was a monster challenge from start to finish, with participants tackling steep hills, copious mud and plenty of cold water to overcome obstacles which included Tank Traps, The Great Wall and Stepping Stones.

Hannah Venn, Therapy Technician who lead the team said, “The Monster Race was a great way to grow as a team, with an added fitness challenge! We really enjoyed taking part and we’re totally overwhelmed by the support we had from friends and family. We raised an incredible £800.”

The team’s manager, Alex Costa, is very proud of the team who raised such a huge amount of money for Headway. She said, “The team work incredibly hard every day with people who have had severe brain injuries and neurological conditions and to do this in their own time for charity is very special indeed.”

Anna Kerr, from Headway UK said, “We are delighted that the staff at Orchard House chose to take on this tough challenge for the benefit of Headway – the brain injury association. The money raised will support our vital frontline services to help brain injury survivors and their families and carers throughout the UK. Well done to all the team!”

Rehabilitation Assistant Alarna Simmons said: “It was such a challenge and I’m amazingly proud of us all”. Deputy Manager, Mandy Page said “I never thought I could do it but we all finished together, as a team.” Finally, Rehabilitation Assistant Phoebe Allmond asked “When’s the next one?!”

Photo: l-r – Hannah Venn, Phoebe Allmond, Mandy Page, Alarna Simmons
Vicky Sudlow, Neronicah King (not pictured) also took part in the race.

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