Woodwarm Stoves take on the Commando Challenge

A 14-strong team from Woodwarm took part last year in The Commando Challenge to raise funds for the Devon Air Ambulance and the Royal Marines’ Charity. 

Each member of the team completed the gruelling 5k course and raised over a thousand pounds for Devon Air Ambulance as well as for the Royal Marines’ Charity. 

Woodwarm Laser shop supervisor Rob Jolliffe is never one to shy away from a task and was delighted for his team to take on this exceptional challenge which is undertaken on the Marines’ training course. 

Fitness is tested daily at Woodwarm Stoves.  Each stove is handmade and much physical strength is required for the assembly process. A panel can weigh up to 20 kilos and a complete stove can weigh as much as 205 kilos.  When it comes to mud the team are all pretty used to it, living and working in the heart of rural Devon!

Devon Air Ambulance is very close to our hearts on a personal level.  Team member James who is a supervisor and part of Woodwarms Events Team, was out biking some years ago with his friend Gary, a former Woodwarm employee, when they were both thrown from their bikes after crashing head on into a tractor on a country lane. James broke his ankle but Gary ‘s condition required him to be airlifted to hospital.  Without the help of the Devon Air Ambulance, Gary may have had long-lasting, life-changing injuries. 

Picture Caption:  The Woodwarm Go Commando Team back left to right. Chris, Tim, Martin, Rob with Finley, Connor, Calum and Jamie.
Front, left to right, Shane, Jesse, Zack, James, Curtis, Dave and Wayne.