Melanie takes on Wolf Run for brain tumour charity

Melanie is raising funds for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Melanie is raising funds for the Brain Tumour Charity.

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Fundraiser Melanie Couzens took part in a gruelling challenge at the weekend in honour of her sister-in-law, who has a brain tumour.

She took part in Saturday’s Wolf Run to raise funds and awareness of the Brain Tumour Charity and to show her support for Tracy Webb.

Melanie finishes the challenge.

Melanie finishes the challenge.

Melanie, who is from Rugby, said every step of the course was a mental and physical test.

She said: “I choose the Wolf Run as I have done them before but not in the winter as I don’t like being cold.”

Runners were forced to deal with dropping temperatures and tricky course conditions at the Stanford Hall site.

“The biggest challenge was crossing the river, lake and swimming under the obstacles as the water was so cold (brain freeze), also the swamp as it was like being stuck in glue and very smelly,” added Melanie.

“After seeing for myself the effects caused by having a brain tumour, I would like to raise awareness to this cancer in the hope a cure can be found. Tracy is recovering slowly and has a long road of physio ahead of her, but we are so proud of her as she fights on to get her health back.”

Charlie Moreton, founder of the Wolf Run, said: “We started the Wolf Run because, as a company, we are passionate about the great outdoors.

“We wanted to create unique outdoor events in incredible locations that leave everyone who takes part with an amazing physical and mental buzz but, above all, a real sense of achievement.”

The Brain Tumour Charity funds medical research and gives support to those people affected by brain tumours. Their aim is to make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. They fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone to improve quality of life.