A team of 20 colleagues from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary maternity unit is taking on a challenging 10k obstacle course to raise money for Bay Hospitals Charity. 

The intrepid group of colleagues has signed up for the Tough Mudder event at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, on Sunday 11 September. 

The challenging course features a number of testing obstacles, including muddy pools, ice baths, steep slippery walls, barbed wire and even electric shocks. 

Funds raised by the team will go to Bay Hospitals Charity, which funds the latest equipment for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to help make patients more comfortable and ensure they get the best possible care and treatment.     

Team member Kirsty Sterndale-Bennett, one of the midwives in the department, said: “We would like to raise as much as possible to help make our maternity unit the best it can possibly be for the birthing women and their families in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.  

“We’ll battle through the mud and obstacles over the 10km and would really appreciate any donations so we can improve our unit as much as possible.” 

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust Non-Executive Director Adrian Leather said: “It’s great to see a team of UHMBT colleagues come together to take on such a fun challenge. 

“I hope they raise lots of money for the charity, and also have a fun experience together as colleagues and friends.” 

To donate and support your local NHS hospital, contact Bay Hospitals Charity on 01524 516064 or email [email protected] 

Donate to the team’s fund-raising total at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kirsty-sterndale-bennett2