Staff from Marie Therese House in Hayle will be giving up part of their Bank Holiday weekend later this month as they take on the Tuff Enuff challenge to raise funds for their specialist neuro-rehabilitation unit.

Marie Therese House is the only unit of its kind in Cornwall, providing inpatient and outpatient care for people with brain injury and complex neurological conditions. Its work is supported by the unit’s League of Friends.

Nine members of the Marie Therese House team, including physios, OT’s, nursing and support staff, are using the Tuff Enuff challenge to raise money for the Friends and in turn to buy additional equipment to be used in patient rehabilitation and exercise programmes.

Tuff Enuff is a 12km endurance run which takes place near St Buryan on 25 May.

“Our aim is to raise money for specialist rehab equipment that will be used as part of patient care and rehabilitation across the team of staff at Marie Therese House – therapists, nurses, doctors and support staff,” said physiotherapist Sarah Conniffe-Jones.

“We’re all looking forward to the Tuff Enuff challenge and are particularly grateful to our t-shirt sponsors Sellectronics who will help us to raise the profile of Marie Therese House whilst we take part.”

The Marie Therese House Tuff Enuff team members are team captain Nita Birchmore, who has been organising training and motivating colleagues, Liz Meakin, Sarah Conniffe-Jones, Dorrie Pernette, Theresa Kneebone, Craig Maude, Helen Cruz, Annie Nicol and Liz Tremayne-Ward.

Anyone who would like to support them can send donations to the Friends of Marie Therese House, c/o MTH, St Michael’s Hospital, Hayle, TR27 4JA.