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OnSide Warriors raise over £3,500 for young people

28th June 2016 by Onside Youth Zones

A team of ‘OnSide Warriors’ took part in the annual Total Warrior 12k obstacle course in Leeds on Saturday and raised over £3,500 split between Wirral Youth Zone and Carlisle Youth Zone.

On 25th June, OnSide Warriors; Gavin, Stuart, Wayne, Jamie, Rebecca, Fiona, Jenny, Debbie and Hayley battled through Total Warrior – the pinnacle of obstacle racing, providing the most gruelling (and muddy) obstacle event in the UK. With around 30 punishing obstacles incorporating 10 tons of ice and 100 tons of mud, the course is one to be feared.

Carlisle Youth Zone has been deeply affected by the recent floods after suffering extensive damage. The recent havoc caused by storm Desmond saw our Carlisle Youth Zone swamped by four feet of water, destroying the ground floor and much of the centre’s equipment.

As you can imagine the devastation caused by the flooding has been severe and over the past week the team at Carlisle Youth Zone have been working tirelessly to resume some sort of provision. We wanted to support their fantastic efforts by raising money to help get them back on their feet so they can continue to support more young people.

Wirral Youth Zone will be the next OnSide facility to open in our the network, and the first of its kind in Merseyside. With a significantly higher than the national average of young people in Wirral living in poverty, the area is in desperate need of a Youth Zone. With less than 12 months to go until opening, OnSide is working incredibly hard to raise valuable revenue funding to get the Youth Zone off to a flying start and we want to show our support by helping to raise much needed donations.

So how did the team fair?

‘The Plunge’ was the most feared – many failed at this point but our team of 10 headed braved a dunk in a skip, 4ft deep filled with water and loaded up with 10 tons of ice, before moving on to ‘The Human BBQ’, jumping over blazing fire into muddy waters. The team scaled five Everest style walls and even the dreaded ‘Shocker’ – 100’s of electrical wires hanging from above!

Total Warrior provided our team with the ultimate test of stamina, strength and determination, but we are proud to say, despite the team putting their bodies through the wars in aid of Wirral and Carlisle’s young people, they came out the other side smiling!

You can still show your appreciation by donating here.

If you want to raise money or work in partnership with any of OnSide Youth Zone’s contact enquiries@onsideyouthzaones.org.

Thank you for your continued support.

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