Mums ditch cake for cardio in challenge for children in Nepal
A GROUP of mums have swapped cakes for cardio as they tackle a triathlon challenge for charity.
Eight mums who met at antenatal class in Bollington in 2010 have met up ever since and become friends. They formed the Bollington Cake club and get together each week with their 15 children for cake, tea and chats.
Six members of the group decided to tackle a challenge to raise money through UNICEF for children in Nepal who have been affected by the recent earthquakes.
They have been training hard for the Cholmondley Castle Triathlon this weekend on June 28.
The friends taking part are Helen Barclay, Beckie Jepson, Jill Pegoraro, Rebecca Owen, Liz Wilcock and Gillian Thompson.
Helen Barclay, a mumof-two and self employed web designer, did her first triathlon as a way of getting fit after having her first baby.
She said: “Since we first met in July 2010 we have now produced 15 healthy children between us and their friendships have grown alongside our own.
“We decided to sign up and do the triathlon together. Some of us have done triathlons before, some have cast a wary eye over exercise and decided on another slice of cake.
“As the mothers of healthy children we decided to try to raise some money for those less fortunate than ourselves and right now the children of Nepal are crying out for the basics to survive.
“So for all those children in Nepal who are just hoping to be alive tomorrow we will swim, cycle and run as fast as possible for you and hopefully raise some money which will give families a bit of extra hope in the months ahead.
“Some of the group have never run or swam outdoors before and one had to buy a bike just to compete.
“Any help people could give us raising our profile, which would help to raise money for the kids in Nepal, would be great.”
Go to justgiving.com/ bollingtoncakeclub to donate.
●● Members of Bollington ante-natal group are doing a triathlon to raise money for children in Nepal