Team Easy secures new sponsor

We have managed to secure our second major corporate sponsor Rigiflex Extrusions.
They are a local plastics company in Northampton and were delighted to have their support

We also managed to arrange a visit to an RAF Base. Dean, one of the team members who inspired me to setup Team Easy, suffers with PTSD and is currently getting support through Help For Heroes.

We are halfway through shooting the documentary about Dean and his PTSD triggers, one of which is the sound of Chinooks.  I won’t give much away, as it will be seen in the documentary, it was a very emotional and tough day, but also a rewarding one for us all I think. Thanks to Matt from ROAVR for the support on the day.

Our latest challenge took us to Snowdon, The highest mountain in Wales with an elevation of 3560ft

Six of the team members will return here in September to compete in the Rat Race Man Vs Mountain Challenge. A 35k Race up and over the Snowdonia landscape.

“We set off from Llanberis at 9am and it was -2, with a wind chill of -10 on the ground. We had planned well, and equipped correctly. We hit the half house and thick ice began to cover the ground. We had heard that the miners track on the other side was only accessible with Ice Picks and crampons.  We continued up, and the snow began to get to about 4-5 inches deep. It was a tough hike up, and hit the summit in 3hrs 15 minutes which isn’t a bad time considering the conditions. The Windchill was about -20 now but it was so worth it”

View our tracking route  here on strava  

We will continue our efforts to hit our £10,000 target for Help For Heroes, and raise as much awareness as possible on PTSD.  Its ok to have and struggle with PTSD. It’s being diagnosed and admitting you need help, and being open about it. That’s half the battle right there.

The supporting has been overwhelming, and I have had messages of support from people all over the world.

Our next challenge is to take Shaun Gash, a paraplegic to the top of Ben Nevis with his team No Fear on Wheels in June

If you would like to keep up to date with the team our facebook page is www.facebook.com/mvmeasy

To Donate to Help For Heroes and support our challenge you can visit

www.justigiving.com/mvm2018

If you or a family member suffers with PTSD or they might be struggling with it the details are below for Help For Heroes
https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/mental-health-and-wellbeing/hidden-wounds-service/