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Our therapy team get fit for fundraising!

THEY danced, they stretched, they ran, they jumped…and they raised almost £3,500 for our patient care!

The St Luke’s therapy team decided to put their personal skills to the test with 26 hours of non-stop physical fundraising activity.

The team’s Let’s Get Moving class is one of the most popular fitness activities in our therapy gym.

But with sessions currently suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Specialist Palliative Care Physiotherapist Hannah Strudley and her colleagues - Emma Baldwin, Zoe Reidy, Amanda Tagg and Claire Roebuck - decided to challenge themselves and embark on a full 26 hours of keep fit.

And more than a day later, they emerged from their marathon session - exhausted but triumphant after raising a fantastic £3,445!

“We felt that during this difficult time we wanted to set ourselves a real physical challenge to bring about a bit of fun whilst also raising some much-needed funds for the Hospice,” said Hannah.

“We did a lot of really questionable dancing, we used the gym equipment, we played volleyball and we even took part in some exercise videos.

“We enjoyed it all and had a great time even though there might have been a couple of moments when we wondered why we ever thought it would be such a good idea.

“We were just so pleased that we were able to do something for our St Luke’s colleagues and friends at this difficult time and it was great that so many people chose to support us and give so generously.”

There’s still time to support the team and make a donation. Visit their JustGiving page at Therapy Challenge


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