On Saturday 21st May, a team from Hertfordshire-based bookkeeping and payroll specialist, Modina (aka Modina Muscle Warriors), based in Hitchin (Hertfordshire) participated in a Tough Mudder Challenge in aid of the Muscle Help Foundation and in the process raised a magnificent £1,806.96 for the charity’s Muscle Dream activities.
The MD of Modina, Sharon Mordecai, selected the charity after receiving a phone call from one of its Muscle Dream beneficiaries and now the charity’s Volunteer Project #657Herts Coordinator, Gianluca Luisi – this call sparked her interest to find out more about MHF’s work and impact and the rest as they say is history.
Pictured below: Fabulous smiles of jubilation from the muddy Muscle Warriors
The Modina ‘Muscle Warriors’ team spent the last 6 months toning up their muscles and overall fitness in preparation for their Tough Mudder Challenge that involved running 13 miles through mud and tackling obstacles that designed by Marines.
MHF’s CEO and inspirational speaker Michael McGrath, himself diagnosed with MD at the age of 18yrs and now a permanent powerchair user, gave the Modina Muscle Warriors team, a pre-event Tough Mudder motivational talk reminding them of the link between muscles, movement and the #powerof657.
Pictured below: Left to Right – Charlene Holden, Sharon Mordecai, MHF’s CEO Michael McGrath, Esther Skinner, Alex Mc Donald and Joe Allison at Hitchin Priory (Hertfordshire) giving a Muscle Warrior salute, a visible symbol of hope, courage, strength and joy for all those with Muscular Dystrophy across the UK.
|Sharon Mordecai, MD of Modina said:
“The Modina Muscle Warrior team have been in intensive training for the 13-mile Tough Mudder Challenge. We are absolutely thrilled that we’ve managed to raise £1,806.96 for the charity; along the way, we smashed our first #powerof657 target of £657, easing past our 2nd financial goal of £1,657 and here we are now with the totaliser just past £1,800 – we’re chuffed to bits! The funds raised will I know help the charity’s mission to deliver 657 Muscle Dreams, that’s one for every muscle in the human body!”
It’s not too late to show your support – click HERE to donate on Modina’s Golden Giving fundraising page. Whether its £6.57 or more, your support is gratefully appreciated by the charity and by Modina who we believe are already planning another #powerof657 Challenge … watch this space!
For now, on behalf of The Muscle Help Foundation, a big thank you to all the team at Modina who participated and supported as well as many of Modina’s clients who generously donated … as we say, that’s the #powerof657!
MHF is a multi-award winning, niche family charity delivering life-changing, highly personalised experiences, known as ‘Muscle Dreams’, for children and young people in the UK with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and allied neuromuscular conditions.
The charity has one singular aim to deliver 657 Muscle Dreams, that’s one life-changing experience for each muscle in the human body. To date, 211 have been fulfilled for some incredibly deserving young people.