Rainbow Trust dad rallies eighteen friends for mud race

Jay Connor and his 18-strong team of friends took on the Nuts Challenge in September, tackling over 100 army constructed obstacles on a 7km course to raise over £5,000 for Rainbow Trust.

The team were inspired to join Jay, having witnessed the value of support given to their friend and his family, who have been supported by Rainbow Trust since his daughter was diagnosed with a complex heart condition.

Explaining his motivations to take on this challenge Jay said:

“Our Family Support Worker, Eleanor, was there for us every step of the way. She had the insight and experience that we needed which has been a great comfort and has offered us peace of mind. Nothing has ever been too much trouble and we have always been able to rely on her.

We want other families in similar situations to be fortunate enough to receive the same support that we have had.”

Just as the team supported each other during the race, they pulled together to smash their initial target. The money they raised will enable us to provide a year of practical and emotional support to three families caring for a seriously ill child.

If you are Nuts enough to climb, crawl and wade through the muddiest race in the UK, then contact the Events team for more information.