The Acre Foundation

Tough Mudder Challenge 2015

In 2014 Acre raised almost £11,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by climbing the daunting 24 Peaks in the Lake District, finishing it in just under 24 hours. On the 26 September this year we will push the boundaries with 17 Acre team members undertaking one of the most gruelling outdoor challenges: the endurance-testing obstacle course Tough Mudder. The ‘Adventure race’ runs over 10-12 miles and is designed by British Special Forces to test your teamwork, fitness and psychological strength.

We aim to raise £8,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and are undertaking Tough Mudder and organising other fundraising events, which will be combined with individual initiatives. To make a donation, please visit Acre’s Just Giving page and keep up to date with our progress and events through our blog and social media sites.

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The Challenge

Described as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’, Tough Mudder is a team-orientated 18-20km assault course with a possible 29 obstacles and challenges ranging from climbing ten-foot walls, to jumping through rings of fire.

The aim of Tough Mudder is to put camaraderie before the completion time and to face fears with the help of teammates. The Acre team will have to undergo some intensive preparation for what lies ahead, with a strict training programme in the pipeline.

Demanding tasks such as, Birth Canal, Cry Baby, Kiss of Mud, Arctic Enema 2.0 and Cage Crawl await our Acre ‘Mudders’; participants will be subjected to tear gas, 10-foot slanted walls, live voltage wires, ice-cold water and plenty of mud. Click here to see the obstacles we’ll face.

Calendar of Fundraising Events

  • Acre's Sustainable Wine Tasting on Thursday, 16 July 2015

    After the success of last years’ Sustainable Wine Tasting, both in terms of bottles drunk and money raised, the time has come again to raise a few glasses and raise money for GOSH.

The Team

The Acre team is always up for a challenge, so we decided to give them one they would never forget – something tougher than your usual corporate challenge and one that would allow us the opportunity to raise a large amount of money for a charity close to our hearts.

Seventeen members of Acre are participating, all with very different motivations for it. Click here to see the Acre Tough Mudder team.

Why GOSH?

The team once again voted GOSH the charity of choice due to the world-class research and work they do to care for thousands of very sick children, brought closer to Acre’s heart when they saved the life of the daughter of one of our colleagues – Annabel Mitchell. GOSH is one of the most acclaimed children’s hospitals in the world, dealing with over 220,000 patient visits annually. The hospital and it’s associated charity urgently needs support to help with their hospital rebuilding and refurbishment, funding the upgrade of vital equipment, providing ground-breaking research in to the development of new treatments as well as providing accommodation and support for children and their families when staying at the hospital.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Running the Tough Mudder

    Posted on 07 December 2015 by

    Running the Tough Mudder

    When the morning of Tough Mudder arrived, Acre were sat on a magnificent fundraising effort of £10,746 (134% of our target!), and we finished the course as we started, as a team. Through struggles and strains, monkey bars and mud flurries, tear gas and ice baths, vertical climbing blocks and electric shocks; Acre did as we promised and collectively SMASHED the London South Tough Mudder course 2015.

  • An Education in Sustainable Intoxication

    Posted on 27 July 2015 by James Eddy

    An Education in Sustainable Intoxication

    Raising a glass (or many) in the name of sustainability, networking and of course, fundraising for a very worthy cause.

  • Acre's Tough Mudder Team

    Posted on 08 May 2015 by Sophie

    Acre's Tough Mudder Team

    Meet the Acre Tough Mudder team who are raising money for Great Ormond Street (GOSH), by pushing their limits and testing their fears.