Muddy marvellous! Donation boost for Recovery College

Ellie and BASF colleagues complete assault course and give £3k to CPFT 

Muddy marvellous! Donation boost for Recovery College
01 June 2015



CPFT’s Recovery College East has been given a £3,200 boost after a daring group of work colleagues took part in an assault course challenge.

The team took on a 12k course which involved negotiating a series of obstacles which included crawling through mud, wading through waist-high water, and climbing over 12-ft high walls.

It took staff from chemical company BASF three exhausting hours to complete the specially-designed course in Kent – but they raised nearly £6,500 which they are dividing between CPFT and The Brain Tumour Charity.

Ellie Thompson, commercial manager for BASF and who lives in St Neots, (above, centre) said: “We love challenges – and this one certainly tested us. But it was great fun, and we’re delighted to share the sponsorship money we have raised with the Recovery College East.

“The college has helped a good friend of mine so I know what great work the team do there. I’m sure they will be able to put the money to good use.”

Recovery College East was launched in 2012 and has two sites at Fulbourn, Cambridge and at the Gloucester Centre, Orton Longueville, Peterborough. The college offers a wide variety of courses to help people develop new skills or increase their understanding of mental health challenges and recovery.

Tracey Tingey, Recovery College East co-ordinator, said: “For Ellie and her colleagues to choose to donate their sponsorship money to us is truly incredible.

“We are so grateful for their efforts, and this donation will be a real benefit to our students.”

To find out more about Recovery College East click here.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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