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Cottam gym owners take on mammoth Guild Wheel challenge to raise money for a defibrillator

Posted on - 26th May, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Cottam, Health, Preston Locations, Preston News, Proud Preston, Sport
Lewis Fensome & Freddie Mason who took on the 24-hour challenge.
Lewis Fensome & Freddie Mason who took on the 24-hour challenge.

A gym in Cottam has smashed its fundraising target to raise money for a defibrillator by taking on a mammoth challenge.

Owners of Highfield Hybrid Training Centre, Lewis Fensome and Freddie Mason, ran and walked around Preston’s Guild Wheel, a 21-mile cycle and walking route, continuously for 24 hours on 18 May.

They decided to take on the challenge to raise money for the North West Ambulance Charity, being supplied with a life-saving defibrillator in return.

Read more: Preston Guild Wheel Walk raises record amount in memory of Keenan Ayra

They said: “Currently, there are no accessible defibrillators for a one-mile radius, which is the difference between life and death for those not only utilising our gym but also those in surrounding areas who may need immediate intervention.” 

Being supplied with a defibrillator would improve survival rates in such circumstances where it may be required.

The pair own Highfield Hybrid Training Centre.
The pair own Highfield Hybrid Training Centre.

The pair have raised almost double their £1,000 target, which will fund crucial equipment and charity projects.

Read more: Garstang footballer’s raise thousands for Royal Preston Hospital’s life-saving work

In a post on Instagram, Lewis said: “By far the hardest challenge we’ve ever done so far, but well worth it. 

“Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and those who came out to support throughout the 24 hours. We really couldn’t have done it without you.”

You can still donate to their fundraiser via GoFundMe.

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