Local gym’s super-human challenge to support children’s charity
Prime Health and Fitness Centre in Ellesmere Port held a super-human challenge to raise funds to support the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA), as the charity celebrates 10 years of service.
Pete Howell, the Director of Prime Health and Fitness Centre holds a monthly gym challenge and encourages as many of his members as possible to take part. Their monthly gym challenge for September was the simplest one yet, but arguably the most difficult – the dead hang challenge.
The dead hang challenge is a great test of upper body strength and endurance, with the main emphasis on hand grip. The participants need to hang from a bar held in the air for as long as possible. Over fifty people took part, and the winner was Nadia Dickie, winning with an incredible time of 2 minutes and 18 seconds.
“We had over fifty people take part in our monthly gym challenge and Nadia won the challenge with an incredible time of just hanging around! We would like to thank everyone who took part and helped to raise vital funds to support the Children’s Air Ambulance,” said Pete Howell, Director of Prime Health and Fitness Centre.
“We are pleased to support the national charity and their vital missions – helping them to save the lives of countless children across the UK, and we can’t wait to raise even more funds to support them more in the future,” he added.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care via the clinically designed helicopters, which provide a flying intensive care unit for babies and children.
The charity works alongside 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the UK, including Children’s Acute Transport Team (CATS) based at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and transfer critically ill babies and children to and from hospitals throughout England and Wales.
Kim Wright, Community Fundraising Executive for the charity said:
“We would like to thank Pete and everyone at Prime Health and Fitness Centre for taking part in this difficult challenge to raise funds to support our vital missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK.”
“Without support just like this from the local community and businesses, our high-speed transfers wouldn’t be able to continue. Every penny they raise will be vital in helping us to keep saving the lives of critically ill babies and children,” she expressed.
The charity is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing lifesaving high-speed transfers for critically ill babies and children in 2023 and is encouraging people to visit a charity store and grab a bargain, donate unwanted clothing to one of many clothing banks, get involved in a challenge event, fundraise, or even sign up to volunteer.
To learn more, or to support the charity, please visit: www.childrensairambulance.org.uk or call 0300 3045 999.