Crossfit superheroes help Ben’s charity

Crossfit Pendle (s)
Crossfit Pendle (s)

They were all superheroes at CrossFit Pendle as they raised the bar donating more than £1,000 to a local charity.

CrossFit Pendle, based on Lomeshaye Industrial Estate in Nelson, was fund-raising for BK’s Heroes, a charity which raises money for brain and kidney disease.

Crossfit Pendle (s)

Crossfit Pendle (s)

The charity was set up by Ben King, who sadly died on February 28th this year after bravely battling inoperable brain tumours. His brother, Dan, is a keen member of the gym and his friends there wanted to do their bit for the charity.

The fund-raising event included a hero-themed throwdown between the gym members, which consisted of three, tough CrossFit style workouts, incorporating bar and gymnastics movements.

Catering was provided by local company Paul’s Kitchen, there was a bouncy castle for the children, a raffle and various homemade cakes and treats were on sale.

Mike Rawson, owner at CrossFit Pendle said: “The event was a huge success for both our members and the wider community.

“It was great to do something for a local charity that means a lot to us.

“Overall, we raised a fantastic £1,276, which is testament to the hard work and effort from everyone involved on the day.”

Winners in the competition were Haydn Sibley and Jonathan Doney and runners-up were Jason Manning and Michael Staffa.

Raffle prizes were donated from local businesses including the Sparrowhawk, Scruples Menswear and All About The Sparkle in Barrowford.

The event was a great way to raise money for BK’s Heroes and also inform the community about the forthcoming BK’s Box to Box Challenge where eight members of the gym, including Ben’s brother, will travel across Europe over six days to complete 21 CrossFit “benchmark” workouts in nine countries.