When Ben Morgan and Leanne Sheldon visited the Lion Encounter program at Livingstone, Zambia for what they now call ‘a trip of lifetime’, little did they know they would soon be agreeing to crawl through mud and dirty water to show how much the experience of walking with lions meant to them.
Once back home from Africa, Ben and Leanne were keen to raise funds for ALERT and decided to undertake a punishing 12 mile long obstacle course. Designed by the Special Forces, Tough Mudder involves running through fire, crawling through tunnels filled with iced water, suffering electric shocks and mud...lots and lots of mud. Believe me; this is not for the feint-hearted. Between them they raised over £850, thanks to match funding from Ernst & Young, to make the pain worthwhile.
Unfortunately, on the day Leanne was ill and reluctantly had to drop out, so Ben’s brother Alexander and his girlfriend Emma Sykes stepped in to join him. Now Ben - a glutton for punishment - has agreed to go through the whole exhausting experience again to give Leanne chance to enjoy a mud bath of her own!
Many thanks to Ben, Leanne, Alexander and Emma from everyone at ALERT. Africa needs lions and ALERT needs supporters like this to help us continue our work.
If you would like to organise a fundraising event on ALERT’s behalf, please contact Helen Rennie to discuss your idea at: firstname.lastname@example.org.