VOLUNTEER vets and nurses took on a gruelling challenge to fundraise for Warrington Animal Welfare.

The team of 12 took on the Tough Mudder challenge at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, which consisted of 5km of crawling through mud while being electrocuted, jumping into freezing cold and muddy water, crawling under barbed wire and through pipes surrounded by mud.

Organiser at Registered Veterinary Nurse, Kat Gibbs, said: “We are a group of WAW vet and vet nurse volunteers that roped in equally stupid friends and family to do the 5k tough Mudder.

“We are hoping to smash £2,000 to help animals in need of rescue and rehabilitation, especially with the influx of unwanted lockdown pets.

“It’s a charity we hold close to our hearts, as we have seen first-hand the amazing work they do.

“We all pushed ourselves through our fears and to our physical limits. We have cuts, bruises, and grazes to prove it!

“We would love for people to make our pain and laughter all worth it by donation to an amazing cause.”

Warrington Animal Welfare trustee, Janet Thornton, added: “We are so proud of our courageous volunteer vets, vet nurses and their friends who took up the challenge, and it is testament to their enthusiasm and sheer determination that they all completed the course.

“Slightly bruised and battered, but all in one piece.

“We would like to thank all those who supported the event and the incredible number of sponsors who donated to help us to continue to help animals in need, which has been and continues to be a challenging time.”

The team are aiming to raise £2,000 for the cause and the JustGiving page will remain open until the end of September 2021.

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kathryn-gibbs5