Colne park ‘Bootcamp’ helps Pendleside Hospice

LOCAL fitness enthusiasts braved the rain to raise money for Pendleside Hospice in a bootcamp training session at Colne’s Alkincoats Park.

Monday, 6th June 2011, 12:18 pm

The event was the idea of local health entrepreneur Matthew Haworth, who runs the Colne-based fitness and personal training business Inspire Health. All entrants paid £5 and £120 was raised on the night.

Matthew said: “I wanted to support the hospice in a way that promoted health and well-being, so came up with the idea of ‘One Big Bootcamp’. Despite the name it wasn’t a gruelling military work-out – it was really good fun and everybody seemed to enjoy it despite the weather.

“We deliberately made sure that the session would be suitable for all levels of ability and fitness and we had some novelties in there – like the space hopper relay race, which was hilarious.

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“I was pleased that we had 24 attendees – a bunch of like-minded people who enjoyed some open-air exercise with a mixed routine – but more importantly raised some money for a truly worthy cause in Pendleside Hospice.”

Lisa Riding, the fund-raiser from Pendleside Hospice, added: “We’re really grateful to Matthew and all those who attended ‘One Big Bootcamp’ – it was a great effort that so many people could turn up to support the Hospice on what was a very wet evening.”

Inspire Health is planning further Boot Camp sessions – anybody interested in attending should call 869774.