Martech team Avidly UK are collecting donations for Emmaus Burnley after taking on extreme obstacle course Tough Mudder as part of a series of fundraising challenges to help end homelessness.

Avidly staff team Katie Shepherd, Tom Cross, Rikki Lear, Sam Sharples, Jonathan Scrivens, Josh Quarrie and Liz Churm edged closer to their £3,000 goal, after crossing the finishing line in Skipton on Sunday 31 July.

Together, the team completed 20 feats on the 10k Tough Mudder in total, ranging from a dip in an ice bath to dashing through 10,000 volts of electricity!

Avidly member of staff, Katie, said: “We wanted a new challenge, something that the team could do together and would push us out our comfort zones, whilst raising money for a great cause.

“Tough Mudder had aways been on the radar for the team. We just thought it looked like so much fun and a new challenge, something we’d never done before.”

Avidly UK recently kicked off fundraising for Emmaus by organising a charity football match drawing against Parker Plumbing and Heating at Clitheroe FC. Avidly is a fully integrated martech service partner, using technologies to grow businesses around the world as well as in the UK.

Head of Support for Emmaus Burnley and Preston Karen said: “Well done to everyone at Avidly for overcoming all the challenges at Tough Mudder and for helping raise awareness of homelessness in Lancashire.

“Fundraisers like these are great examples of team spirit and are a fantastic way of getting together to give back to the local community.

“A huge part of the Emmaus ethos is working together, that is companions, volunteers, staff and the wider community, to build back confidence and self-esteem that may have been lost when people become homeless. If you haven’t already, please consider giving what you can, so we can continue with our work of helping people in need.”

Clitheroe-based digital marketing company Digital 22 Online Limited, which are now part Avidly UK, is calling for donations through Go Fund Me page: