'Survive the Wild' event raises vital funds for Headway - The Solihull Observer

'Survive the Wild' event raises vital funds for Headway

Solihull Editorial 29th May, 2017   0

TEAMS from Headway Birmingham, based in Rubery, and Solihull, took part in a series of outdoor challenges as part of a ‘Survive the Wild’ event.

They included mountain trekking, abseiling, rock climbing, ghyll scrambling and traversing over water, as well as basic camping and problem solving.

The event is expected to raise around £15,000 in total for the charity’s three branches in Solihull and Birmingham, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

Julie Wedgbury, fund-raising manager at Headway Birmingham and Solihull, thanked those who rose to the Survive the Wild challenge, which included a team from the law firm Slater and Gordon in Birmingham and the charity’s employees.

“We saw people from all walks of life coming together to work as a team and support each other through the individual challenges they were presented with.

“Some faced a fear of heights, others found sleeping under canvas more of an ordeal.

“For sure it was an experience of a lifetime for everyone and great fun, despite being such a physical effort at times.”

Julie also thanked the event sponsors, Tesco, Tyrells Crisps, Get Juiced, Slater and Gordon and Lanyon Bowdler.

They helped maximise the fund-raising potential from the event by supplying refreshments, goody bags and trophies.

Headway is planning to run a similar challenge event next year, and so is urging people to register their interest now by emailing [email protected] .

Visit www.headway-bs.org.uk for more Headway’s work or visit www.facebook.com/HeadwayBirminghamandSolihull/ to view more ‘Survive the Wild’ photographs.


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