Tough Broch team raise money for sick child and the RNLI

The Tough Mudder team
The Tough Mudder team

A Fraserburgh team took on one of the UK’s hardest obstacle courses as they raised money one of the team’s ill children and the RNLI.

Des McMenamin and Milena Tkacz were two of the six strong team that took on Tough Mudder to raise money for Fraserburgh lifeboat and for the son of team captain Milena’s friend who suffers from Biliary Atresia.

Ms Tkasz said: “Working with the team to prepare for the Tough Mudder Challenge has been an incredible experience and I’m so grateful for all the support we’ve received.

“I took part in the challenge to raise money for my friend’s son’s treatment. He is only six years old and has Biliary Atresia which requires specific media treatment which he travels to Brussels every year to receive.”

The child, Franciszek Wojcik suffers from the rare but critical and potentially fatal condition that could lead to liver failure.

Des McMenamin, backed by his company Young’s Seafood’s, took on the physical challenge to raise money for RNLI Fraserburgh.

Mr McMenamin said: “The team have worked incredibly hard over recent months getting ready for the event and I am proud to have been part of it.

“Some of our colleagues have friends and relatives who are part of the Fraserburgh RNLI team and to be able to raise money for the fantastic organisation makes it even more worthwhile.”

The team, which also included Katarzyna Skowronek; Bartek Krawczyk; Andrzej Tkacz and Kamila Zareba, had been training for four months before they took on the race on Saturday June 25 at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway.

The event is a test of physical fitness with teams navigating a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to challenge their strength, stamina and mental grit.

The Tough Mudder philosophy emphasises teamwork and camaraderie, with the course set up to encourage group cooperation and teambuilding with ice pools, mud pits and electric shocks.