Fitness team’s marathon charity challenge passes half-way point

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 Fundraisers from the SS Fitness team with a cheque for £4,545.00 to hand over to Brain Tumour Research. *Photo: HX221739.
Fundraisers from the SS Fitness team with a cheque for £4,545.00 to hand over to Brain Tumour Research. *Photo: HX221739.
6 June 2017 5:08PM

DETERMINED fund-raisers have passed the halfway point in their marathon charity efforts.

Members of the SS Fitness Team have set themselves the challenge of raising £10,000 for Brain Tumour Research in a year.

The fund-raising marathon is led by Ovingham resident Diane Shane-Stone, who runs SS Fitness. After losing her father, Michael Shane, to an aggressive brain tumour in 2016, Diane is determined to help researchers find a cure.

And the SS Fitness Team has taken giant strides towards their goal, already raising £5,291.

Last year, team members put together a charity calendar. Then 40 team members completed the Mad March Mare obstacle course at Hexham Racecourse earlier this year.

On May 14, 63 people took part in a charity walk along Hadrian’s Wall. Donations have also come in from Challenge Northumberland and Lloyds Bank Foundation.

Having passed the half-way mark, the fund-raisers are showing no signs of slowing.

Tomorrow, a team will complete the Gelt Gladiator obstacle course at Brandon.

Vercelli’s restaurant in Hexham will host a social night and auction on June 30. From July 28 to July 30, team member Asleigh Rea will tackle the 100km Trail Walker. And Diane is already coming up with ideas for another calendar.

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