On the 8th September 2018, Bare Bones Marketing employee Joe Rigg participated in the North West Tough Mudder Event in order to raise money for the Queens’ School Sixth Form Borneo Project. This was a long-standing ambition of Joe’s and was the main reason he put himself forward for the challenge.
Tough Mudder is a 10-mile mud and obstacle course that is designed to drag people out of their comfort zone and test physical, mental and emotional grit. Since its origin in 2010, participants have raised more than five million pounds for charity, with an estimated 2.5 million people said to have taken part.
Joe’s chosen cause, run by the Queen’s School in Chester, is a scheme that is aiming to send a group of Sixth Form students over to Borneo, helping to build schools and other facilities to improve the standard of living for residents.
Joe, who works as the company’s Lead Designer, says:
“I would like to thank everyone who supported me and sponsored me. It was all in aid of a good cause and I’m really, really happy with how the event went. Just knowing what I could achieve, and what I could contribute to the whole scenario was really all of the motivation I needed. It was a nice feeling being able to give something to people in a less fortunate position than myself. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a tiring experience, and I did eventually manage to make it to the finish, but doing a little bit more training would have definitely helped me. This is something I need to consider if I am fortunate enough to be in such a situation again.”
We are extremely glad to have Joe back fit and well, and he managed to raise £120 for his efforts – even if he is carrying a few bruises!
Here at Bare Bones Marketing, we take both our corporate social responsibility and our community involvement very seriously. We always try and encourage our employees to undertake such initiatives and we’re proud to have supported Joe in his efforts – well done!