Big­gins backs fundrais­ing chal­lenge for the over 55s

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

KING of the Jun­gle and na­tional trea­sure Christo­pher Big­gins came to town to en­cour­age res­i­dents over the age of 55 to take part in a spe­cial fundrais­ing chal­lenge de­signed to test both your met­tle and mind.

The Sil­ver­thon Triple Chal­lenge has been set the Ro­tary Clubs of Poyn­ton, Wood­ford and Bramhall, with pro­ceeds go­ing to Age UK Cheshire East.

The chal­lenge is for teams of four to at­tempt a 15 mile bike ride and a five mile walk be­fore at­tempt­ing a se­ries of in­door cere­bral chal­lenges.

Mr Big­gins joined Ro­tary mem­bers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Age UK Cheshire East, at the start­ing point of the cy­cle – the Boars Head in Poyn­ton – to pro­mote the event.

Com­mu­nity fundraiser, Kathryn Har­ri­son said: “The Sil­ver­thon is a very ex­cit­ing event to be in­volved in, as it is the world’s first triple chal­lenge event for the over 55s, and to have Big­gins on board is the ic­ing on the cake.

“The event is in­tended to be great fun, with a more se­ri­ous mes­sage that age doesn’t mean you can’t en­joy phys­i­cal ex­er­cise or take part in a chal­lenge.”

To ap­ply go to www. bwro­tary.org. Places are limited to 30 teams.

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