A group of friends from Stonehaven have raised almost £2000 for charity after completing one of the world’s toughest obstacle courses.
And the 17-strong team, organised by local mum Niki Trower, included five members of the same family!
Siblings Nichola Hart-Beresford (36), Lesley Hart (34), Kirsty Hart (30) and David Hart (30) were joined by their 58 year-old mum, Sandra, to take part in the gruelling 12-mile Tough Mudder course in Dalkeith last weekend.
Competitors are faced with gruelling challenges along the course, including ice baths, electric shocks and underwater tunnels among others.
Kirsty said: “The mud mile was the most fun, sludging through the pools of mud without losing our trainers was great.
‘‘It was 11 miles in total, with a mile from the car park, so it was the same as a half -marathon by the time you counted that.”
Niki said that they decided to raise money for the Archie Foundation after her young son was taken ill.
On her Justgiving fundraising page she explains: In May 2012, our four-year-old boy, Christian, was admitted to Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital after he had contracted a serious bacterial infection in his hip. He was very ill and thanks to the speedy surgical intervention by the amazing medical staff at the hospital he began his road to recovery. This is where The Archie Foundation came into our life! The practical support given to us was invaluable, an ensuite room below Christian’s ward with kitchen facilities meant that we could stay with him in the hospital 24/7.”
To contribute to to the total raised, visit www.justgiving.com/Niki-Trower