Marathon

Double marathon sponsored walk for care home garden

Double marathon sponsored walk

WALKERS are aiming to conquer a double marathon in less than 24 hours to raise funds for a sensory garden at a Cheshire care home.

More than half a dozen volunteers will tackle the 49-mile route – which is only three miles short of a double marathon – to raise £1,000 for Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, in Widnes.

Brian Freeston, husband to the home’s activities coordinator Laura, has organised the walk from Widnes to his hometown of Rhyl, on the Welsh coast.

He has been backed by DW Sports Fitness, on Cross Street, Widnes, who have offered one-hour a week of free personal training to anyone who takes part.

The gym is also arranging additional fundraising events during March, involving a treadmill and exercise bikes.

Going the Extra Mile to Fundraise

Going the Extra Mile to Fundraise

Two sisters have made strides towards securing an even brighter future for Bield Flexicare users thanks to their fundraising efforts. 

Clare Mcintyre and her sister Jane Grattan recently took part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon raising £520 for a charity which is very close to their heart, Bield’s Fife Flexicare service in Dunfermline.

As keen runners they finished the scenic run, which passes by some of Edinburgh’s must-see sights including Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park, in just over two hours. 

Clare said, “It was tough but great fun, running alongside my sister for such a great cause in such a stunning location is something I definitely won’t forget.