FuseFit Fitness raise over £8,000 for SuperJosh Charity & Bury Hospice running Everest equivalent in 24 hours!
Members at Ramsbottom based FuseFit smashed their initial goal of £2,000 and ended up raising a huge £8,000 for local charities by completing their epic, Everest challenge!
The team ran the equivalent of Everest in just 24 hours, to raise much needed funds for local charities The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour SuperJosh Charity and Bury Hospice.
The challenge took place on the windiest of weekends spanning Saturday 23rd May and ending on Sunday 24th. The runners fought gale-force winds whilst following strict social distancing rules to ensure the safety of all involved. The runners used the local Hare & Hounds to Peel Tower Route.
The epic challenge was the brainchild of FuseFit owner and personal trainer Ashley Reece who explained how proud he was of his team:
“We wanted to do something on a big scale to really challenge ourselves. I’m so very proud of the team at FuseFit for getting behind this amazing event and giving it their all. The weather conditions on the day (and night!) meant this was an even bigger challenge that we could have imagined. I’m just over the moon with the result and the amount we have raised for the charities is just fantastic.”
Supporting the event and also part of the running team were the owners of local companies; Bespoke Landscapes, Peel Pumps and Holcombe Tap.
Samantha Gibbs from The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity added:
“We can’t thank Ashley and his amazing team enough; the challenge was huge and they have well and truly smashed their goals. The money raised will go direct to support those that need it most – children and families living with brain tumours and post-surgery disabilities.
Thank you to each and every person who took part, sponsored, donated and supported the FuseFit team. Your efforts will make a huge difference to your local communities.”
To show your support and donate to the challenge visit their Virgin Money Giving page.