Branston staff survived Lincoln Zombie Run

Posted: 20 June 2013
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The Branston team battled zombies and overcame post-apocalyptic assault obstacles - and the rain - to raise £1,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Over 500 people from across Lincolnshire took part in the five kilometre assault course, where survival skills were put to the test as they tried to avoid 'zombies' and overcame various obstacles including a zombie pit, nets, ramps and dark tunnels.
Steve Robinson, general manager of Branston's Lincoln site said: "Running 5km is one thing, but when you're tackling obstacles, while being chased by zombies it's quite another. Although some of us did get ‘infected' by the zombies we all managed to complete the course. We were amazed at how many other people were taking part on the day there was a great sense of team spirit.

"It was a really challenging course - especially in the pouring rain. We were all really proud of ourselves at the end and it was well worth it because we raised £1,000 in sponsorship for Marie Curie Cancer Care. We're aiming to raise £8,000 for them this year to support their work providing much needed care to cancer patients."

The Branston people who took part were: Steve Robinson, Greg Telford, Leo Truscott, Julia Coachafer, Ed Groves, Richard Cameron, Mark Armstrong, Will Pocklington, Lloyd Shaw and Hayden Murray.

Each runner was equipped with a utility life belt which contained three life tags and throughout the course the zombies tried to steal them. Some of the Branston team lost their tags and got ‘infected' by the zombies, but all ten survived to make it to the finish line.

The Lincoln Zombie Run is just one in a series of fundraising events for Branston this year. Branston hopes to raise £8,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by December 2013 and has already raised over £2,000.

The next event on Branston's fundraising calendar is the Marie Curie ‘Blooming Great Tea Party' on 29 June at Branston Recreation Ground. This summer there will be nearly 3,000 tea parties held across the country for Marie Curie Cancer Care.