Wading through mud, tackling obstacles and battling torrential rain; Brighton’s Stroke Unit team won’t let anything stop them going the extra mile (or 6.2 to be exact) for their patients.

This Sunday, thirteen staff members will be taking on the infamous Tough Mudder to fundraise for, My University Hospitals Sussex. The passionately dedicated multidisciplinary team decided to take on this epic challenge to make a difference to the lives of patients supported at Royal Sussex County Hospital’s Stroke Unit. Having relocated to their new home – the brand-new state of the art Louisa Martindale building – this summer, the team of doctors, nurses and therapists felt now was the time to raise some vital extra funding to ensure the best possible care for people recovering from stroke.

From ice pits to climbing walls, trapezes to electric shocks, the 10km run is anything but easy. Tom De’Ath, Stroke Registrar, said:

“We are lucky to work in a friendly and supportive team with good camaraderie and passion for the job. We wanted to use our team-working skills that we use every day looking after our stroke patients to take on a challenge for them. We would be grateful for any donations as we take on this crazy challenge! All funds raised will help support and improve the care of our patients. ”

Stroke can be life-changing. It can happen to anyone of any age and affects everyone in different ways. The team are close to reaching their fundraising target of £1000 to provide the best possible care for stroke patients at the Brighton site. They now hope to exceed it. To sponsor the team for their incredible challenge, please visit their JustGiving page.

My University Hospitals Sussex raise funds for treatment, care and research across the University Hospitals Sussex Trust, which go over and above core NHS funding, making a real and tangible difference to patients and staff alike. If you are feeling inspired to take on your own challenge, please get in touch with the charity’s fundraising team at uhsussex.charity@nhs.net

Huge thank you to everybody who joined us last night. Another successful Covert Comedy at @TheCharmandean in #Worthing.

Special thanks to our top-secret line-up @robertwhitejoke, Andrew Fox and @RollingComedian, and our compere for the night Windsor. You had us all in stitches!

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