Daredevil siblings from Huddersfield will tackle ice and fire in an unforgettable challenge to raise money in memory of a popular Holmfirth doctor.

Mud will be the smallest worry for Liz and Alex Henry, who have signed themselves up to the gruelling 12 miles Tough Mudder contest in Skipton as a fundraiser the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, who came to the rescue of their brother, Nick, after he had a motorbike accident in Lincolnshire, last year .

Although Gledholt resident, Nick, 36, sadly died several weeks later due to medical complications following the crash whilst on a course in Cadwell, Alex, 31, said that the help of the voluntary emergency service was ‘invaluable’ and helped them to enjoy several more weeks with him.

Liz, who lives in Colwyn Street in Marsh, said: “We wanted to do something in recognition of the amazing work that the Air Ambulance did to help our brother after his accident.

Nick Henry
Nick Henry
 

“They were on the scene in minutes and flew him to Hull Royal Infirmary where he was treated and are just a wonderful cause that needs as much money as possible.

“Without them I don’t think that we wouldn’t have had the few extra weeks that we got with our brother.”

The madcap duo will be joined by three friends, Alex’s partner, Jane and couple Ami-Jane and Richard Lightowlers under the moniker ‘Tough Hudders’, who will confront the course on August 3, which could see them running through a hair-raising electric shock field, tight rope walks and exhausting climbs .

Liz, who works for the Environment Agency, said: “Luckily we realised we have a few masochistic friends who were keen to join us to help us raise as much as we can.

“It looks absolutely horrendous, to be honest - I didn’t look at the obstacles we had to tackle until after we had signed up.

“I’ve been training hard for the last couple of weeks but it’s going to be very tough because it’s not long until we do it.

“It will definitely worth it though, not just for the beer at the end but because of the fund-raising and because it will be a great way to commemorate Nick.”

Nick was discharged from hospital to recover after undergoing surgery on his left hip but died a few weeks later after suffering a two hour cardiac arrest.

An inquest into his death found that he died from a hypoxic brain injury.

Liz said: “He was a lovely and very popular man and is missed an incredible amount by a lot of people.

“And thanks to him signing up to become an organ donor, six people’s lives were saved.”

To donate to Tough Hudders, go to: www.justgiving.com/Elizabeth-Henry3

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