Zen Interent Team Support Christie Young Oncology Unit

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A courageous team of colleagues from Rochdale based Zen Internet, one of the UK’s leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs), took on the Total Warrior challenge in Bramham Park, Leeds on 21st June.

The team battled mud, hills, water, fire, more mud and ice as they were put through the gruelling course hoping to raise over £2,500 for Zen’s chosen charity, The Christie’s Young Oncology Unit. Those who finished were greeted with a victory beer and for the lucky ones a hose pipe to clean up.

Total Warrior is the pinnacle of obstacle racing, with 25 to 30 punishing obstacles including Human BBQ, The Shocker, The Plunge, and Hang Tough, to name but a few. Designed alongside ex-military personnel, competitors get the ultimate test of strength, stamina, mental determination and teamwork. Success is about survival and not speed.

“This is the first time we have had a team enter for the Total Warrior and are delighted that they all finished in one piece. This is an important charity event for Zen and our aim is to raise funds for The Christie, whether that’s by battling through obstacles or simply donating online”, said Caroline Taylor, HR Director and Head of Zen’s Social and Charities Committee.

The Christie’s Young Oncology Unit Activities Fund will go a long way in helping younger patients cope with cancer and cancer treatment. Donations to this fund pay for things such as art and music therapy sessions, pizza evenings on the ward, DVDs and computer games and also sporting activities such as tennis or gym sessions for young patients who are recovering from treatment to get them back to the level of fitness they had before diagnosis.

To help Zen raise more today simply visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/ZensTotalWarriors any support is greatly appreciated.