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  • It’s Mudder for four intrepid Treske employees

    Four intrepid employees of leading Yorkshire furniture manufacturers Treske have completed the first of a series of tough physical challenges to raise money for charity.

    Ben Ambler, Josh Duncan, Lui Zatrak and Martyn Nelson are taking part in three gruelling events, Yorkshire Warrior, Total Warrior and Tough Mudder, over the next five months in aid of Cancer Research.  They will be joined for the ultimate Tough Mudder event by Treske kitchen and furniture designers Beth Elson and John Gabler.

    Josh explained: “These events will test all of us to the limit as they are not for the faint-hearted. Yorkshire Warrior was first up, at Ripley Castle, this month. We trained hard, as we know had to be at our fittest, and all completed the course – shattered but satisfied.”

    The Yorkshire Warrior event is followed by Total Warrior at Bramham Park in June and Tough Mudder at Broughton Hall, near Skipton, in July.

    “Tough Mudder, in particular, will be a massive test as it is the leading obstacle course challenge in the world. But we really believe it’s worth it, as we are raising money for such an important cause as well as fostering a good sense of team spirit at Treske.

    “Cancer has touched us all. Ben’s stepmother, for example, is suffering from cancer now. So we are incredibly motivated,” said Josh.

    Justin Bartlett, owner and managing director of Treske, commented: “We are very proud of Ben, Josh, John and Martyn. To help them, Treske have paid half their entry fees and Foxstitch of Thirsk have provided training and running tops.

    “It is very heartening to see such a sense of community spirit amongst our employees at Treske. Taking part in these challenges creates a sense of togetherness, both at work and outside it. Please support them if you can,” said Justin.

    Ben, Josh, John and Martyn have set up a Just Giving Page. The link is:

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/treske-team. They have already raised nearly £800 towards their goal of £1,000.

    Josh said: “We have been humbled by everyone’s generosity and we are confident we will have beaten our target by the end of our challenges.”

    Support has also been received from local companies, including Fox Stich embroiderers of Thirsk and PR consultancy Robert Beaumont Associates of Minskip, near Boroughbridge