Tackling Tough Mudder for the baby charity Bliss

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A family is raising money for the premature baby charity Bliss by doing the ‘toughest event on the planet’.

Utterby couple Ben and Danielle Williamson’s son Archer was born 14 weeks early. He is now five-years-old and is completely the same as any other boy his age. Ben’s brother Adam has a little boy Leon, aged almost two, who was also born premature.

Ben said: “My family and I are trying to raise money for Bliss by doing what’s called the toughest event on the planet, Tough Mudder, a 12 mile military style assault course with obstacles like live wires, four metre walls to climb.

“We are also having a head shave as part of this in a mohican style and dyed bright colours by my wife in her salon in Louth.

“We are not athletes or fit people particularly we have been training for a couple of months though. So this is quite a big challenge.”

Tackling the Tough Mudder on May 4 at Kettering will be Ben and Adam, Josh Kendall, Mike Fisher, Michael Baumber and Jason Maltby.

Before that on Saturday April 27 several of them will be having a head shave at Danielle’s salon Hair and Nails in Aswell Street.

Sponsor them by calling into the salon, the family business I and M Bathrooms in Grimsby or online at www.justgiving.com/Adam-Williamson2

Pictured are Danielle, Ben, Archer, Mike Fisher, Josh Kendall, Adam Williamson and Leon.

A Tough Mudder event is an obstacle course designed by the special forces to test all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.