ANS Brave Grueling Tough Mudder Challenge to Raise Funds for RMCH

Nine of ANS’ toughest challengers took part in the 12-mile mud and obstacle course which is designed to drag participants out of their comfort zone by testing their physical strength, stamina, and mental grit.

The event, which took place at Cholmondeley Castle on Saturday 9th September saw our Manchester-based employees take on the challenge in which they raised an impressive £1,175.74 for ANS’ partner charity, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH).

Rotem Freidin, Project Manager at ANS’ had a particularly poignant reason for taking part.

“Last year my friend’s 3 years old daughter, Talya was diagnosed with cancer. During the long months of Chemotherapy she spent most of her nights at Ward 84 at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The staff on the ward were absolutely incredible and supported Talya and the extended family throughout the treatment. When I heard that ANS were taking part in Tough Mudder, I knew I had to get involved and I’m so glad I did – it felt great to be able to give something back to the hospital.”

Joel Oxberry, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity comments: “ANS are one of our key fundraising partners and we are delighted they decided to take part in Tough Mudder to raise money in support of our charity. The team did a brilliant job in raising this money, which will be allocated to Ward 84, the oncology and haematology ward at our Children’s Hospital. The funds will be used to provide additional resources on the ward to help make life that littler bit easier for the patients and their families who use the hospital.”

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity exists to enhance the experience of the 260,000 children cared for by Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital each and every year.

The Charity has three main areas of work:

  • to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment
  • to support research projects to improve our understanding of children’s illnesses
  • to help to create an environment that’s more child-friendly

To find out more about the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s work visit

ANS regularly participate in charitable events to raise money for our partner charities. Fourteen of our London-based employees also took part in Tough Mudder, and raised £1263.33 for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust.

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