From left to right: Jenny Lewis (Joe Ellis Trust), Liz Cosgrove (Joe Ellis Trust), Directors Caroline Ross (Medina Foodservice), Steve Ross (Medina Foodservice) and Cory Williams (Medina Foodservice).

Isle of Wight charity the Joe Ellis Trust has been presented with more than £3,000 thanks to Medina Food Services.

Staff from the Newport company got a team of 15 people together to take part in Calbourne’s Muddy Bull Run hosted last month (September).

Altogether £3,250 was raised for the charity – which is set up to help support Island families.

Steve Ross from Medina Food Services says the run was tough but well worth it in the end:

“It was a fun event, a team event. We all worked together, helping each other over the obstacles and we all got very muddy. [Raising this money] is a really good achievement for all those who took part and for all those who raised money for this great charity.”

Liz Cosgrove from the trust says she’s thrilled to be accepting the money:

“It’s just an amazing amount of money and we’re really grateful. The charity is run completely by volunteers. We all have a personal connection and we all knew Joe so it’s all personal to us.”

Steve says he plans to take a team back to the Muddy Bull Run next year.