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Pitching in – with Muddy Fork!
General News & Events - 28th Sep, 2020

We were recently approached by a lady called Heather Davidson in Retford, the Nottinghamshire town where J-Flex UK Head Office is based –  appealing to local businesses to get involved in a Mental Health Awareness campaign/challenge in support of Muddy Fork, a Retford based Mental Health charity.

Muddy Fork provides opportunities for people to work with nature, outdoors, on useful projects, in beautiful green surroundings with a supportive group of like-minded people. This simple formula can be a real boost to mental health and wellbeing, relieving isolation, anxiety, and depression and helping to build self-respect and social confidence.

They offer a very different service, to help people get back on their feet or simply learn to cope better with their health conditions.

The challenge was to get at least one person from each company, cafe, shop etc. to attempt 25 press-ups and video it along with promoting the hashtag #25pushupchallenge

Not one to turn down a challenge, our very own Marketing Manager, Neil Duckmanton thought he’d give it a go and hopefully show and inspire the younger guys in our operation that you can do it, and indeed anything if you set your mind to it!

Neil says: “having not made it to the gym much in recent months, my first attempt was only around a dozen, but after a week or so, I finally managed it, just!

Check out the video below…

If you can help Muddy Fork and donate any amount, that would of course be brilliant – to help them keep going and provide such an essential service. During these current, testing times, many organisations, big and small are finding it hard to keep going, and we all need to do our bit to try and support them.

The link to Heather’s JustGiving page has now been removed.

Muddy Fork’s facebook page

In the meantime, if you have a ‘challenge’ that might be solved by a solution in rubber  – call us on +44 (0)1777 712 400 or fill in our Ask the Experts form