He jumped into a skip full of ice to raise funds!

A contractor has shown he has a big heart by completing a gruelling Tough Mudder challenge.

 Daniel Elsmore is donating the £140 he raised to the Big Hearts group, which support children aged from seven up to 15 who have a parent, sibling or relative with a palliative or life-limiting illness.

Daniel works for contractors APPLUS on the LOR site, which has supported the group with regular donations over the past three years. He completed the 12-mile challenge in the grounds of Nottingham Castle over five hours, completing tasks like landing in a skip full of ice and running under dangling electric wires.

Daniel said: “What the Big Hearts group does is fantastic and it is something close to my own heart. Tough Mudder was a challenge but good fun - and very muddy! - and everyone supported me with sponsorship.”

Kerry Eddington, a family support volunteer at St Andrew’s Hospice, where the Big Hearts group meets, said: “We are really grateful for Daniel’s support, as without donations such as this we wouldn’t be able to take the children to do things like going to the cinema, playing crazy golf or on trips.”

Palliative care social worker Dawn Trigg added: “We are extremely grateful for the support from Daniel and the APPLUS team over the years. We get our funding from a variety of sources but are always looking for new funding to enable us to sustain and develop the work of the group.  


“‘Big Hearts was set up in 2010 as a partnership between Care Trust Plus and the Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Service and North East Lincolnshire Council’s Young Carers project. The aim is to enable members to have free time, make new friends and take part in activities and projects such as film nights, arts, crafts, drama, games and cookery. They are supported by trained staff and their peers. The original group members chose the name Big Hearts as one member said that big hearts help little feelings.”


“We work with children for as long as they need our support.  Over the last 7 years we have supported 28 children and with continued donations like Daniel’s, we hope to be able to support many more in the future.”

Referrals to the group can be made through Dawn on 01472 250623.

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