Mud, mud & more mud - Hothorpe's Wolf Run team smashed it!

5 September 2016

On Sunday 4th September a team of five Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands' employees undertook The infamous Wolf Run at Welsh Road Farm in Warwickshire, all in aid of The Air Ambulance Service. 

The Air Ambulance Service became a cause close to Hothorpe's heart in June 2016, after late colleague, Peter Green (known to us as Pete), was helped by The Air Ambulance Service, for which his wife, Jo (also a Hothorpe employee), will be forever grateful. Sadly, Pete was unable to be saved and passed away which made the team want to do something in his memory. As Pete had been a keen marathon runner, the team thought a a fundraising run was appropriate.

As if a 10km run wasn't hard enough, the Wolf Run also included numerous obstacles and lots of mud! The team had to swim (fully clothed!) through a lake; climb cargo nets & hay bales; launch themselves headfirst down a slide into muddy water; and crawl through tunnels partly submerged in water!

With the support of Hothorpe colleagues cheering on front the sidelines, it
took about 2 hours 30 minutes for the team to successfully complete the course, where - coated head to toe in mud - a hosing down awaited them before their journey home.

Hothorpe Hall's fundraising page on JustGiving remains open and at the time of writing, has already raised over 150% of the initial £500 target. Fundraising work will continue for The Air Ambulance Service, with the next event being a cake sale by staff for customers on Wednesday 21st September.

Whether you knew Pete personally or through his work at Hothorpe (Pete worked in the Kitchen for over 5 years, so is bound to have served most of our customers!), the Hothorpe team are appreciative of any further donations, no matter how small. You can donate at


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