Mud is in the blood for super Steve
Mud, mud, glorious mud – Steven Green can’t get enough of it and SNAP is reaping the rewards.
19th July 2017
Last year Steve had a blast when he took part in the mud-filled Nuclear Blast event at the Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker site.
Now he’s ready to take part in another challenge at the same venue and looking forward to this year’s Nuclear Fallout. This time round, he’ll also be joined by colleagues from his EBN Hornchurch networking group.
Having raised more than £400 through his blast activity, together with a 68 miles cycle challenge, Steve’s get up and go attitude has persuaded his mates to join him on the Nuclear Fallout event, described as a ‘winter beast’ by the organisers for which training is definitely recommended.
Steve was inspired to help SNAP after he heard about its good work at a monthly Networking Group that he attends for small businesses.
“It was clear when I first started networking that SNAP is a charity close to people’s hearts and I wanted to help make a difference for others. I enjoy a challenge, and if I can help raise awareness and funding for the charity at the same time then it makes taking part a little easier,” he said.
Although he had heard a lot about the nuclear mud races, a busy professional and personal life meant Steve didn’t do much training for the Blast event, but now that he has the bug for mud-filled fun, he is planning to do a little more preparation for the next event.
“The Nuclear Blast day was fantastic with a great atmosphere and I am now organising a team from my Networking Group to compete in the Nuclear Fallout event on 11th November, along with my colleagues Neill Boatman and Paul Hurworth. Hopefully we will have a team of ten taking part and we are looking forward to helping each other through the 7km course, and raising money for a great cause. We will set-up a Just Giving page and promote it with the power of social media. It’s simple, particularly with local people who do like to support a local charity.”
And Steve would recommend getting stuck in to help others: “It’s fun, it’s healthy, it’s a challenge, and you are helping others with your support. I feel proud when I have helped SNAP as it is satisfying and very rewarding knowing that you are collectively helping to make a difference to others.”
Taking on and achieving a personal challenge can be an extremely rewarding experience for the individual. Taking that challenge on to raise funds for charity will spur you on to ensure your achieve that goal, and the money you raise makes a huge difference to those that need support. SNAP offers a calendar of activities throughout the year from marathons to skydives and cycle rides to trekking the Himalayas, contact us on 01277 245345 or email [email protected] for help to make your goal a reality.