Quality Equipment has always prided itself on being a down-to-earth company. This was certainly the case for seven members of staff who got their hands – and everything else – dirty while taking part in the Only The Brave mud obstacle run. The event took place at Elveden Estates, near Thetford.
The aim was to raise £500 for the company’s favoured charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance service. Pledges at over £1,000 have more than doubled this sum. A team of seven took part, plus two non-QE staff, with some tackling the five-mile and others braving the ten-mile course with over 40 obstacles!
The QE members were Charles Baker, Frank Barrett, Mark Harding, Kelvin Moore, Vikki Pyatt, Chris Raven and Henry Stark.
QE has supported the EAAA since its founder Glyn Baker was rescued by the service from a life-threatening situation on a farm some years ago. The company raised nearly £13,000 during its 50th anniversary year in 2015.
The EAAA website says that Only The Brave is inspired by EAAA pilots, patients and families because they overcome physical and emotional obstacles every day. It states “It’s not the obstacles you face, but the way you deal with them that counts”.
Pig farmers can certainly relate to that!