South Yorks: Darren hits the right note for Tough fund-raising effort

When Darren Rock decided to join the Voice Marketing Tough Mudder challenge, he was determined to prove why he is head and shoulders above the others.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 20th September 2014, 4:00 pm
Simon Morykin and Louise Davies of Hallam FM present the signed guitar to Darren Rock
Simon Morykin and Louise Davies of Hallam FM present the signed guitar to Darren Rock

The team of six from the award winning Sheffield contact centre company raised £950 when they were sponsored to endure a 12-mile obstacle course consisting of military-style running, jumping and crawling challenges in icy water, mud, live electric cables and barbed wire conditions.

But 50 per cent of that total was raised by team leader Darren, who received a special prize of a signed guitar and a commemorative certificate in recognition of his efforts on behalf of Hallam FM Cash for Kids charity dedicated to improve the lives of vulnerable children living in the South Yorkshire area.

“I’ve worked for a few companies but I have never worked at a company like Voice who are so passionate and focussed on raising money for such a good cause like Cash for Kids,” said Darren.

“The Tough Mudder challenge was something I had always wanted to do but I had never been confident enough, though with the support of Voice behind me and knowing I was doing it for the Cash for Kids charity, I was truly motivated to succeed.

“The guitar is a great reminder of the day, which was incredibly difficult but truly rewarding.”

Louise Davies, Hallam FM Cash for Kids Charity Manager commented: “I am always amazed at the lengths people will go to raise money for Cash for Kids.”

“Tough Mudder is not an easy challenge to complete, congratulations to Darren for raising such a large amount.”

“I am incredibly grateful for all the hard work and effort Darren and the rest of the team put into the day.” 

“The money will be distributed in our Autumn Grant Round to help sick and disadvantaged kids in South Yorkshire.”