In recent years, taking part in physical challenges in the name of a worthy cause have become a big part of our culture. We’ve had cycles from London to Liverpool, Paris and, most recently, Brighton; plus, marathons, 10k runs, Man v Lakes and more.
Next up on the list, as part of our mission to raise £25,000 for NABS, is the Tough Mudder North West 5k, which takes place at Cheshire’s Cholmondeley Castle on the Saturday 7 September.
While our charity events are always open to any member of staff, this marks the first time that an all-female team will be representing the company. Ten TLA ladies will be wading through the mud and dirt to overcoming challenging obstacles: marketers Rachel Hellon and Amara Molloy, developer Shannon Miller, project manager Emily Abbey, financial assistant Joanna Walmsley, QC manager Laurie Bloor, senior QC exec Abigail Hanson and customer service trio Paige Cave, Carly Hepworth and Grace Fitch.
‘Strength and teamwork’
Emily, who joined TLA earlier this summer, said: “The gents of TLA have been doing an amazing job this year raising money for NABS, and this seems like a great opportunity to not only contribute to that, but to also bring the women together in a show of strength and teamwork.
“I don’t think anyone was expecting us to choose Tough Mudder as our first all-girls challenge, but given that we’re going to need to look after each other to succeed it seems very fitting with the work NABS do in the advertising and media community,” she added.
Meanwhile, Laurie said: “In the five years I’ve been with TLA, I’ve watched many teams complete bike rides, races and challenges all for amazing charities. I’m excited to finally take part and raise money for NABS. This is our first all-girls team and I’m looking forward to us working together and completing Tough Mudder.”
Over the coming weeks, we’ll bring you updates of how the team are getting on with their preparation as well as shining a light on the work they do at TLA. As a business rooted in the tech and marketing industry, we hope to provide insight and advice for other women looking to enter and/or develop their career in this field. Follow us on LinkedIn to stay informed of the latest content.
If you’d like to support the team with their challenge, please visit the JustGiving page.