A 40 strong team

On 12th August 2023, we sent a 40 strong team from across Pharmaxo to the Badminton Estate to take part in our first Tough Mudder event. This involved running 15 km and getting through 30 gruelling obstacles. They braved sticky mud, ice cold water, barbed wire and electric shocks to get through the course.

This was all in aid of our chosen charity, Dorothy House. They provide palliative and end of life care to adults in Wiltshire and Somerset with a progressive, treatable but not curable life-limiting illness or with severe frailty.

Team shots before, during and after

Why Dorothy House?

Every day we make injectable medicines for people fighting cancer all over the UK, amongst other things.

We supply our local and regional hospitals meaning we are making those medicines for our neighbours, our families and sometimes ourselves. 

They don’t always deliver a cure, and when they don’t we all need a palliative care team like Dorothy House to support us. We are often part of the same care pathway.

Being a local hospice, many of us have a direct connection to the incredible work they do there and had personal reasons for wanting to take part in the challenge and hit their fundraising goals.