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Snowdonia charity challenge a success

Two fitness instructors and a team of gym-goers from the District Council’s leisure centres in Carterton and Witney have raised £5,000 for charity by cycling, climbing and canoeing in Snowdonia, North Wales.

Following months of preparation, Stephanie Foster, a Fitness Instructor at Carterton Leisure Centre, and Trevor Ashley, Health & Fitness Manager at The Windrush Leisure Centre, Witney, each led teams of gym members in the ‘Snowdonia Challenge’.

Along with other teams of entrants from across the country, they cycled 40 miles, climbed Mount Snowdon and took to Lake Padarn for a 3-mile canoe trip, all in one day.

The challenge, which took place on June 14th, was in aid of REGAIN, a charity which supports people who have become Tetraplegic as a result of a sporting accident. The teams raised sponsorship locally and were supported by several businesses as well as schoolchildren in Carterton.

Stephanie Foster, who works for Nexus Community, which runs leisure facilities in West Oxfordshire on behalf of the Council, said: “The challenge was very draining both physically and mentally, however everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. Trevor’s team finished 4th from 49 (in 6hrs) and our team completed it in 8hrs. We have been overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received, particularly from Laughing stock in Witney, Smirfit Kappa, ABL Blinds and the pupils at Gateway Primary in Carterton who put a huge amount of effort in raising money for REGAIN.”

Posted : 18/06/2008 18:31:43

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