'Barchy Bear' meets Bear Grylls at Survival Race

Barchy Bear, the loveable mascot of Barchester’s Chartiable Foundation, and a team of seven Foundation supporters were thrilled to meet Bear Grylls in person at the Bear Grylls Survival Race in North London on 3rd October.

The 10k race involved mud runs, obstacle races and survival challenges and took place in Trent Park in North London. After completing the race, the team got to meet Bear Grylls and have a photo taken of the two ‘Bears’ together.

‘Team Barchy’, made up of Barchester Healthcare staff, other supporters of the Foundation, and Barchy Bear were proud to raise over £500 in total for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation.

The Foundation supports older people and other adults with a disability by giving small grants to help promote personal independence, dignity and quality of life.

Richard Smith, Development Director at Barchester Healthcare who raced in ‘Team Barchy’ on the day said: “Taking part in this event was a huge challenge for us all.  We started, ran, grimaced, smiled, laughed, cried and finished together. We were very glad to be able to do our bit to raise further awareness and money for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation and are now looking to the next challenge!”