The “Team Charlotte Straker” Round Britain Exercise Challenge was launched today, with a number of staff, trustees and volunteers undertaking as many exercise miles as possible to raise money for the Charlotte Straker Covid Pandemic Isolation Unit Appeal.
Ethan Thompson, who climbed the equivalent of Everest (using his stairs at home) was invited to hand over a special Olympic baton to Bill & Rosie Cunningham, who will be taking part in the new challenge.
Each week our team will cycle, walk, run and golf with the aim of adding enough exercise miles to go round the entire coast of England, Scotland, Wales and also the whole of Northern Ireland. Some of our care staff at Charlotte Straker House will also be adding the number of steps they do working when on shift.
Our Chair of the Trustees, Berenice Groves commented, “Our intrepid team are hoping to travel 6,155 miles – the equivalent to the distance around the coast of the UK. I am blown away by everyone’s enthusiasm and dedication to raising money for our Isolation Unit Appeal – which needs £70,000 to ensure it remains operational during the Covid pandemic. We will be giving updates from the team, to let everyone know how far they’ve managed to travel. Thank you to everyone who has generously given so far, and we are hoping that this new challenge will inspire more donations, to allow us to keep our Unit open.”
The photos below show Ethan “virtually” handing over the baton, plus some of our Trustees and supporters during their exercise challenges!