Warriors brave fire and shocks for hospice fund

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A group of Whitby women decided to celebrate their tenth anniversary of being in business by running through fire, getting electrocuted and covered in mud.

Vicky Shipton, Sharon Wilson and Alison Howard from Whitby Insurance Company took part in the Total Warrior challenge at Bramham Park at the weekend to mark the occasion and also raise money for a popular local cause.

As well as covering the 12k course the girls had to tackle obstacles such as a plunging ice bath, leaping through a fire wall and crawling through bogs.

They were also doing it to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice and hope to have made more than £1,500 for the organisation, which provides cancer care for patients and their families across the borough and has a day care centre on Whitby’s West Cliff.

Vicky told The Gazette: “It was great fun, absolutely brilliant.

“At one stage we were up to our necks in mud. We were absolutely covered.

“I was in the shower for an hour – and I still didn’t feel clean.”

Despite that they are already thinking about doing it all over again next year.

Vicky added: “It was amazing.

“We are already talking about doing it again next year.”