Tony Lake and Lindsay Nearn have taken part in ‘Don’t Quit, Get Fit’ to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice in memory of Tony’s grandma. Their challenge was to run 100km each in January, as well as completing an additional 17.5km run from LJM Homecare to St Barnabas.
In total, the pair have raised more than £600 for the Hospice.
Tony said, “We decided that we wanted to push ourselves to feel healthier and raise money for a charity which we have worked closely with over the last few years. Both of us have battled with our weight in the past and have lost considerable amounts of weight. It’s the greatest feeling that we can now both do this!
“We have had regular contact with Paisley from St Barnabas who has been very keen to see where we are up to with our fundraiser and if there is anything else she can do to help. The positive support received is just brilliant and inspires us to push harder.
“I have worked closely with St Barnabas since 2012 and on a personal level, St Barnabas helped my grandma to get out of hospital and back home for her final days. It would be hard to find a single person in the area who hasn’t known someone that has been helped by St Barnabas.
“We are inspired to exercise by the fantastic feeling of accomplishment, mental health aid and generally feeling so much healthier in every aspect of life. As said by Kano Jigoro: “It is not important to be better than someone else, but to be better than yesterday.”
Tony and Lindsay are already planning their next challenge, which will be completing the Three Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) within 24 hours.
Don’t Quit, Get Fit is completely free to sign up to. Those who create a fundraising page on JustGiving as part of their challenge will also receive a free St Barnabas water bottle.
Make a positive change in your life today, just like Tony and Lindsay, and sign up at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/dontquit