Two weeks to go - team ‘Kapow’ to tackle Total Warrior

In two weeks, team Kapow & Co. will be battling the elements as they take on Total Warrior, a strenuous and testing challenge involving 25 fire, water and mud-based obstacles along a 10-kilometre course. They are participating in the challenge to fundraise for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria, in memory of their friend, Keith Powe.

The Challenge

Whitehaven’s Tom Crosby, Steven Benson, Jonny Rothery, Alex Crosby, Darran Monkhouse and Jamie Carson, friends of Keith, have teamed together to complete the challenge in his memory. The course stretches across ten kilometres of hilly terrain at Shap Abbey, The Lake District. Due to its location, the group is likely to encounter various rivers, streams and woodland areas throughout the course, adding to the challenge.

The group, all originally from Whitehaven, are raising money for SOBS Cumbria, a charity which they describe as being ‘close to their hearts’, after they lost their friend, Keith, to suicide.

SOBS Cumbria provides bereavement support locally to people in and around Cumbria, South Scotland and North Lancashire. SOBS Cumbria support groups meet once a month, with groups in North, South and West Cumbria. They also have a local 24/7 helpline.

Keith’s father, Trevor Powe, fully supports the team and their participation in the challenge. Keith’s family and friends continue to support each other through difficult times; the team wish to fundraise for SOBS Cumbria in order to help those who may not have the same level of support upon the death of a loved one.

Support team Kapow and Co.

So far, Team Kapow & Co. has raised £1,775, obliterating their original target of £500. However, you can still show your support for the group’s fundraising in honour of their friend Keith by visiting their Just Giving page. Alternatively, you can choose a different method of donation here.

Support for those bereaved by suicide

 If you are struggling with the death of someone who has taken their own life and need someone to listen to your experience and offer you support, please do get in touch. You can call the SOBS Cumbria 24/7 helpline on 07572 975 721 (John) or 07896 703 757 (Karan). You can also email us at, or you can visit us on Facebook and Twitter at @SOBSCumbria