A fearless way to raise funds

Jodine Bolton.
Jodine Bolton.

A hardy football captain really has gone the extra mile to raise money for The Stephen Carey Fund, by tackling a gruelling obstacle race.

Fearless Jodine Bolton, who skippers Lowick United Ladies, took on the Tough Mudder challenge in Dalkeith, Scotland, in aid of the cause, which is the current Jam Jar Army beneficiary.

Not for the fainthearted, the Tough Mudder is a series of hardcore endurance obstacle-come-mud runs designed by British Special Forces to challenge the toughest of the tough.

So daunting is the challenge, it is self-described as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’.

Jodine had to tackle a number of obstacles including Everest, Arctic Enema, Boa Constrictor and the Ladder to Hell, to name just a few. But determined Jodine battled bravely through the mud and water and overcame everything that was thrown at her to complete the challenge.

Thanks to her efforts, the Fund has received a donation of £500. This valuable cash will go towards the provision of more public-access defibrillators within Northumberland.

David Wilson, communications manager for the Fund, said: “Tough Mudder is a fearsome event and I am pretty sure there are easier ways to fund-raise.

“Hats off to Jodine for not only tackling this event, but doing it to help save the lives of others.”