Earlier on this year we launched our Social Mission, to help provide space to people who don’t have it, in partnership with St Mungo’s, one of the UK’s leading homelessness charity.
To help reach our 2018 fundraising target of £10,000, some of the more brave members of the HeadBox team took part in the Tough Mudder Half in September, in a bid to raise £3,000 for St Mungo’s.
What is Tough Mudder?
The Tough Mudder Half consists of a 5-mile run and 13 obstacles designed to test your teamwork and toughness. We’re hoping that our determination to reinvent the global events industry through technology is going to put us in good stead to complete the challenge ahead.
How did we get on?
So far, we have raised £1,178 – a great effort from everyone involved. But there’s still time. If you would like to donate to the wonderful cause and help St.Mungo’s continue the meaningful work they do please visit our Just Giving page here.
What the team thought?
‘It was a challenging but great day – it was a great way to put our teamwork to the test and complete some very hard obstacles.’
‘Even when I was really struggling it was a great help to know how much money we’d raised for St.Mungo’s – this really kept me going throughout the course.’
What can that money do
We’ve been working very closely with the team at St Mungo’s over the course of 2018, and we know that all the money raised by donations and volunteers is hugely beneficial to the work they do.
The money we raised alone doing the Tough Mudder half could make a huge difference and fund:
- 120 hostel ‘Welcome Packs’ for rough sleepers taken off the sleeps
- 60 counselling sessions, to help combat the cause of homelessness at the root cause
- 30 resources for the hardworking ‘Recovery Colleges’
Which really helps put it all into perspective.
In 2017 it was estimated that almost 5,000 slept rough on any one night in England. This number has increased by 169% since 2010, so the work St Mungo’s do, day in and day out, is vital to help these vulnerable people get themselves off the streets.
Any donation big or small would be hugely appreciated by the team, so if you would still like to donate you can do so here.