THE FUND-RAISERS from MettaBox CrossFit Droitwich gym have set themselves a new target after the sponsored row and workout on Saturday exceeded all expectations.
The event, organised in aid of childhood cancer charity CLIC Sargent, was originally aimed at collecting £500 but £842 has already been generated and there are now hopes the final total will go through the £1,000 barrier.
The CrossFit Kids rowed 60 miles in 60 minutes, using ten rowing machines, which represented the average distance young cancer patients have to travel for treatment.
Then 20 adults, including the charity’s fund-raising engagement manager Elaine Griffin, took centre stage to complete Alfie’s WOD (Workout of the Day).
The gruelling 20-round workout was created by Alfie Reed who successfully battled cancer as a young adult and was helped by CLIC Sargent throughout.
As he battled back from the cancer he got into CrossFit and his WOD was centred on the date he completed his treatment.
The funds were raised through the activities and a raffle with prizes donated by town businesses.
CrossFit kids’ coach Laura Jeffreys said she was incredibly proud of the children and was overwhelmed by the amount pledged.
“It was great to see how excited and determined the children were to achieve this challenge.
“They had a great time supporting and encouraging each other right until the end and completed the challenge with seconds to spare.
“We had a fantastic morning that definitely raised awareness and money for such an important charity.”
The MettaBox Kids programme makes exercise fun for children, teaching them the importance of it to help them live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/laura-jeffreys1 to donate to the cause.
The fund-raising page will remain open until the end of September.