Gym in big char­ity push

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A gym raised thou­sands of pounds for Mag­gie’s can­cer cen­tres by car­ry­ing out a 24-hour sled push.

Over 100 big-hearted fundrais­ers took part in the char­ity chal­lenge at EK Fit­ness Cen­tre in Col­lege Mil­ton.

Gym boss Ian Steven­son told the News he was in­spired to raise aware­ness and funds af­ter a friend was re­cently di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer.

“The fundraiser went re­ally well and we raised £4800,”he said.“We had over 100 peo­ple come down and take part in the sled push over the 24 hours.

“We had mem­bers of the gym, friends, fam­ily and kids come down and sup­port us.

“And they kept us well stocked up on cof­fee and cake!”

Ian added: “We started at 4pm on Fri­day, Septem­ber 7 and pushed the sled un­til 4pm the next day.

“It never stopped mov­ing for the full 24 hours!”

Show of strength Some of the peo­ple who helped push sled in char­ity ef­fort

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