Mums ditch cake for car­dio in chal­lenge for chil­dren in Nepal

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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

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