Aquila raises over £1900 for Hounds for Heroes

Aquila Air Traffic Management Services selected Hounds for Heroes as their charity of the year 2018.  In September two separate teams from the business took on two very tough challenges to raise money for the national charity.

The first challenge saw our fearless HR Manager, Kate Todd and Government Funded Assets (GFA) Manager, Wil Paterson, hurl themselves off a Welsh Mountain and zip through the Welsh valleys raising more than £800.  Although physical training was not required for this challenge, mental strength was a must.

Tough Mudder was the second challenge where 7 fearless “Athletes”, including the Service Delivery Director, David Hawken, squelch their way through 10 miles of mud and 24 obstacles.  It was not for the faint hearted or for the unfit.  The team worked together to complete the course which involved getting them all over 9-foot fences and a 20-foot drop into muddy water, to name a few.  There were many water-based obstacles which left the team exhausted and cold as they reach the finish line.

David Hawken, Service Delivery Director said “It was an amazing day which I thoroughly enjoyed.  A fantastic opportunity to work with our team members through a tough course whilst raising over £1000 for a local charity.  We started together and stayed together until the end.  The support and team spirit remained positive all day.”

 The Aquila Tough Mudder Team, from left to right, Kelvin Richardson, Nicola Denbigh, Emily Makepeace, Chris Brearley, David Hawken, Matt Woods and Jonathon Dudley.

The Aquila Tough Mudder Team, from left to right, Kelvin Richardson, Nicola Denbigh, Emily Makepeace, Chris Brearley, David Hawken, Matt Woods and Jonathon Dudley.

 The Aquila Zip Wire Team, from left to right, Kate Todd and Wil Paterson

The Aquila Zip Wire Team, from left to right, Kate Todd and Wil Paterson

Nicola Denbigh