We Are Aspire is the name of the company, 'more together' is our motto. And never have I felt those words were more accurate than when 20 of us (one fifth of the business!) undertook the Nuts Challenge on Saturday 5th March 2016.
The Nuts Challenge
, for those who aren’t aware, is a 7km assault course in a collection of muddy fields in deepest darkest Surrey. With over 100 obstacles ranging from climbing over hay bales and wading through waist deep water to pulling yourself up hills carrying tyres and sliding back down the other side, we truly had not only our physical but mental stamina challenged. I’d like to sit here and tell you it was great fun and I would do it tomorrow in a heartbeat but my mother raised me not to lie! What I can tell you though is that I’ve never been more proud to work for Aspire – the comradery and support that everyone gave one another – as well as the great support given and received from complete strangers – was enough to thaw our frozen bodies!
Why, may you ask, did so many of us put ourselves through this ordeal?
It was all to raise money for an incredible charity – Shooting Stars Chase Hospice. The amazing people who work there provide support for young people suffering with life-limiting illnesses, as well as their families. The work they do is truly inspiring and those they help suffer far more than we did on Saturday!
We’re now about half way to our target of £5200, which would help towards paying for a year’s worth of supplies used by Shooting Star Chase’s complementary therapists, to use in sessions they give parents caring for their child, AND pay for two night’s emergency stay at one of their hospices.
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