Here she tells us about the event and the exciting news that her employer Arnold Clark have agreed to match-fund her efforts – meaning whatever she raises will be doubled!
"I decided to take part in the Gung Ho inflatable run to help my cousin Sarah and her daughter Tilly to raise money for Meningitis Now. Tilly is such an inspiration and I know how much this means to her to be able to give something back and help other families who have been affected by this terrible disease."
"The event was great fun - but I've never felt so cold, wet and muddy in all my life!"
"I enjoyed the atmosphere and the support everyone gave each other, but most of all I enjoyed being allowed to have fun and bounce around on the inflatables. The most difficult aspect of the course was definitely the climbing wall. I eventually made it up and over the top, giving everyone watching a good laugh – whilst also embarrassing my daughter Elisha."
"When we reached the finish line it was a mixture of relief and satisfaction. I was glad I had completed the challenge and enjoyed every minute of it. My daughter and I have raised £224.61 so far, and my employer Arnold Clark has made a commitment to match the total amount raised."
"Arnold Clark is an independently owned, family-run car company based in Scotland, with dealerships around the country. The company decided to match-fund my efforts because they like to give back to the community and help much needed charities. I have also hosted a coffee morning at work raising nearly £50, and plan to continue supporting Meningitis Now in the future, and help Sarah and Tilly to make a positive difference to this worthy cause."
Harry Gardner, Corporate Account Executive at Meningitis Now said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Arnold Clark for match-funding Ann-Marie. Support from businesses is so important to Meningitis Now, and we really value this additional source of funding. Thanks to the support from Arnold Clark, we will be able to continue helping individuals and families who have been affected by meningitis, to rebuild their lives."