Fitness Squad raise thousands for St Clare

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Published on: Thursday 24 May 2018 at 15:49

Fitness Squad from Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth has raised thousands for St Clare Hospice after taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge!

A local sports and fitness group in Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth has raised thousands of pounds in vital funding for St Clare Hospice, after taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on Saturday 12th May 2018.

Fitness Squad UK (Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth) took on the 12-hour challenge to climb the three tallest peaks in Yorkshire, UK: Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough. Trekking as a group of 26 brave challengers, Fitness Squad completed their three peak journey in a time of just 9 hours and 30 minutes.

Once all fundraising has been collected, Fitness Squad is expected to have raised £5,000 for St Clare. That’s enough to fund over 40 days’ worth of life-changing physiotherapy support to St Clare patients, either at the hospice or in their own homes.

Fitness Squad (Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth) leader, Jonny Blackwell, said:

“We are thrilled to have raised thousands of pounds in vital funding for St Clare Hospice, which is an amazing charity close to the hearts of many of us in the local community. It really was a challenge to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks almost three hours ahead of schedule, but we did it and we had a lot of fun in the process! Taking on a challenge like this is a fantastic way to keep fit, whilst also helping out a local charity in the process. I’d like to say a huge well done to everyone on the team, and thank you so much to everyone who sponsored us and donated to St Clare. Bring on the next challenge!”

If you have been inspired to take on a challenge for St Clare Hospice, please visit our website at: www.stclarehospice.org.uk/get-involved/challenges. Alternatively, please get in touch with Challenges and Events Fundraiser, Emma Broadbent, on 01279 773754 or email [email protected]

For more information about joining your local Fitness Squad, please visit: www.fitnesssquaduk.com/locations

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