Staff from Vistry Group took on a tough – and muddy – challenge to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society charity.
A group of 11 employees from Vistry Thames Valley, which has its regional head office in Reading, took part in the Tough Mudder South West on Saturday, 12 August, at the Badminton Estate in Gloucestershire.
After mud, sweat and a few tears, and navigating a series of challenging muddy obstacles, all the team members made it over the finish line.
Their efforts raised a fantastic £2,085 for the Alzheimer’s Society – Vistry Group’s chosen charity for the year.
Trevor Wicks, Managing Director of Vistry Thames Valley, was part of the team that completed the challenge.
He said: “This is the second year at Vistry that we have done the Tough Mudder obstacle course. This year was tougher, as the course was longer than last year.
“Some of us were better trained for the day than others, but we were all faced with weather conditions, which made the course more challenging.
“One minute it was raining, then there were strong winds. But despite all the obstacles and weather, the whole team still made it across the finishing line, which was a huge accomplishment.
“The Alzheimer’s Society is a very personal charity to me as unfortunately my grandma suffered with Alzheimer’s. Being able to raise awareness and support the research that goes into helping those affected really means a lot to me.”
The Alzheimer’s Society comprises people with dementia, carers, experts, campaigners, researchers and clinicians and aims to support people struggling with dementia and fund research to transform the future for everyone living with dementia.
Vistry Thames Valley is part of the Vistry Group, which includes Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. The division is building new homes at sites across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire.