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Dad All Set For Tough Challenge

Monday July 29 2013


Tough Mudder: Adam Bailey Tough Mudder: Adam Bailey


A DAD is all set to get muddy in a challenge inspired by his two-year-old daughter.

Adam Bailey, 29, from Elsecar, is taking part with a team in the Tough Mudder event in North Yorkshire on September 7. The 'Mudder' is a gruelling 12-mile obstacle course designed by the Special Forces.

Adam was driven to do the course and raise money for Barnsley Hospital children's ward by his daughter Lola, who suffers from reflex anoxic seizures. The condition means she has episodes where she cannot breathe. This results in her face turning blue before she goes into seizure.

"My wife Gemma and I have been in and out of hospital with Lola since she was three months old," said Adam. "It's been traumatic to say the very least. We wanted to help and make a real difference to our community."

Adam has already been involved in two fundraising events - a five-mile obstacle course in April and a midnight golf event in Elsecar Park - and has raised more than £400 so far. He's now planning a John O'Groats to Lands End rowing machine event in July.

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Reply Posted by Jayne on Monday July 29 2013 at 16:26
Good luck mate, soon to be a certified mudder.