Last chance to sponsor Forest Warriors

It’s the last chance to sponsor a team of fearless fundraisers who have tackled an extreme 12km mud and obstacle course for their chosen local charity.

The team took part in Forest Warrior in the Forest of Dean to help raise awareness about Malvern Special Families – a local charity which provides fun and safe social opportunities for children and young people with disabilities.

The fundraisers faced their fears during the extreme obstacle course – jumping over obstacles, climbing up a waterfall, running through thick mud and scaling a giant inflatable “the iceberg”, before swimming across an icy river.

Rebecca Lewis-Knight one of the fundraising team said: “I recently moved to the area and I wanted to volunteer for a local charity in support of children and young people with disabilities.

I have really enjoyed meeting new people through Malvern Special Families and it has helped me to feel part of the local community. I absolutely loved the Forest Warrior event and have been overwhelmed with the support and donations. I really enjoyed wallowing in the mud and trying not to lose my trainers. There was such a great atmosphere for all involved and we giggled all the way round the course!”

At the end of the course the group had to wade through 2kms of thick mud, then tackle a number of challenging obstacles using monkey bars, scramble nets, a zip wire and the final hurdle “the wall”.

Cassie Zoro, Community Fundraiser said: “The fundraising team were fantastic and we had so much fun doing Forest Warrior. We all helped each other out along the course and over obstacles like fallen trees and high walls, waded through waist high gloopy mud which we kept getting stuck in and then took on the final onslaught of the final hurdles like scramble nets, monkey bars and more.

It was a really tough challenge but a fantastic experience. We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve had – thanks to everyone who has donated and taken part. We look set to raise over £1500 for Malvern Special Families charity which is fantastic news for the charity.”

You can sponsor the team by donating online at:

Photos courtesy of Fotoswan photographers.