Volunteers and staff working for Citizens Advice in the Banbury Guardian region are taking part in a gruelling challenge next month.
A team from Citizens Advice North Oxon and South Northants (NOSN) will be taking on the spring Wolf Run on April 8.
The Wolf Runs, held in Leamington, are a gruelling 10km, featuring a range of natural and assault course obstacles over rough terrain and through lots of mud and water.
Bureau staff set up their team after Jenny Robinson, the bureau’s housing and debt caseworker took part in the autumn Wolf Run last year and then encouraged colleagues to do the same.
Money raised from the event will go to NOSN, which relies on fundraising and donations to carry out its work.
A fundraising target of £2,000 has been set and people can sponsor the group at mydonate.bt.com/events/nosnwolfrun/423392.
Among those in the ‘wolf pack’ is chief executive, Pat Wood, along with volunteer and paid supervisors, advisers and administrators and a few friends of NOSN.
A support team calling itself the ‘St Bernard’ support pack will be with the team on the day to give practical support and encouragement, and have been helping with fundraising, publicity and team building.
Training has included regularly meeting up to practice jogging on Saturday mornings at Spiceball Park, followed by motivational team chats over coffee.
The group has also completed an SAS assault course to give members a taste of what to expect on the day.
In 2016 the Citizens Advice in Banbury saw more than 4,500 people and had, on average, three contacts with each of them. It also achieved over £2.6 million financial gains for clients during the course of the year.