West Midlands Hospital’s Wolf Run challenge for Dudley Mind

On Sunday the 8th of April 2018, eight members of staff from West Midlands Hospital took part in this years Wolf Run challenge.  

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the Wolf Run challenge for raising £750 for us. All funds raised for Dudley Mind go towards helping support people experiencing mental health difficulties living within the Dudley borough.

Below is a press release from West Midlands Hospital.

HOSPITAL STAFF SHOW THEIR TRUE METTLE IN WOLF RUN CHALLENGE

West Midlands Hospital staff showed their true mettle by completing a Wolf Run challenge to raise £750 for charity.

Intrepid employees from different departments teamed up for the muddy event on Sunday 8th April to support the mental health charity – Dudley MIND.

The Wolf Run took place at Welsh Road Farm in Warwickshire and was a combination of mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs.

The hardcore 10 kilometre run took place across raw, natural terrain including open ground, lakes, woodland and thick mud and was a test of physical and mental strength and stamina.

Team members included Quality Improvement Manager Tania Peters, Engineer Dave Watts, Housekeeping Team Leader Julie Carter, Physiotherapy Lead Helen Hunt and Private Patient Co-ordinator Kerry Williams.

MIND is a mental health charity that helps thousands of people every year and West Midlands Hospital is supporting the local branch, Dudley MIND, to help local people who use the services that Dudley MIND provide.

Every year, one in four people experience a mental health problem and hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling with an issue.

The group, wearing West Midlands Hospital team t-shirts, gave it their all on the day and are now looking to enter other Wolf Runs in the future.

Kerry Williams said: “The Wolf Run was an incredible experience and one I’ll never forget. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.”

Julie Carter said: “We wanted to do something different this year to support a very worthy local cause.

“Our engineer Dave Watts has taken part in a number of Wolf Runs before and he suggested it as a fun event to take part in and raise money at the same time.

“The event was absolutely amazing and I’m so glad we’ve done it. As a team we all feel an enormous sense of achievement and are really pleased to support Dudley MIND at the same time.

“I’d like to say a big thank-you to all the staff who have donated generously to the cause and to people who supported us on the day.”