Four teammates from Burghfield Ladies carried out the extraordinary challenge on Saturday (11 June), raising over £2,000 for Action Medical Research.
Laura Middleton, Helen Middleton, Sophie Beake and Jo Plumley completed ‘Race the Sun’, a challenge that involved a 55-mile cycle around the incredible winding lanes of the Brecon Beacons, navigating a 2-mile course on Lake Llangorse in an open top canoe, and finally summiting Pen Y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons and a famous testing ground for the British Army, with an altitude of 886m, on an 8-mile round trip.
This was an extremely challenging event, raising money for a great cause. Everybody at the club would like to congratulate Laura, Helen, Sophie and Jo on completing the challenge and their fantastic fundraising efforts.
Action Medical Research are the leading UK charity funding vital research to help defeat diseases that devastate the lives of sick and disabled babies, children and young people. By supporting them, you are helping to find ways to reduce premature birth, to support children facing a lifetime of challenges caused by disabilities, and to develop cutting-edge therapies for rare and incurable diseases.
There is still time to donate to the ladies fundraising, so if you would like to show your support for the ladies efforts and could spare a little change, head over to their JustGiving page.
Find out more about the team and support their fundraising at justgiving.com/team/burghfield-ladies.