The five-mile obstacle course event will be back this year at Wantisden Valley on Sunday 10 October, and is expected to be one of the most competitive and well-attended yet.
As part of its 40th anniversary year, Ormiston Families is keen to recruit its own team, who will aim to raise £100 each as well as completing the muddy 30-obstacle event course.
After a challenging year for all charities, Ormiston Families is eager to use this popular Suffolk sporting activity to raise vital funds which will contribute to programmes supporting families throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.
Vicky Matthews, Philanthropy Manager, said: “We’re really excited about the prospect of putting together our own Whole Hog team as part of our calendar of events and activities to mark our 40th anniversary celebrations.
“We’re asking for each person to raise £100 to participate, which could fund a practitioner for a day in supporting a child or family in the East of England – so we hope that will fuel the desire to help us and to contribute to a really important cause.”
All selected team members will receive entry to the event, an Ormiston Families t-shirt, a water bottle, an event t-shirt, an outdoor summer training session and a Whole Hog medal.
Already signed up to the Ormiston Families team is Suffolk company, AccuGrit.
Managing Director, Dean Harvey, commented: “We as a business want to give something back and support Ormiston Families further, by joining the team who are taking part in the Whole Hog.
“It certainly won’t be an easy challenge, but we’re very much looking forward to it and hope it will raise a lot of funds during the charity’s anniversary year.”
For more information about participating in the Whole Hog on behalf of Ormiston Families, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ormiston Families supports 13,000 family members every year.
For more about the work of the charity, go to: www.ormiston.org