Altrincham businesses take part in gruelling gym challenge for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

The Back To School Challenge
The Back To School Challenge fundraisers

Altrincham businesses went back to school to raise over £800 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The Back To School Challenge took place at Pure Gym Altrincham when a dozen local businesses and community groups took part in a gruelling triathlon that included a 2km row, a 5km cycle and a 5km run.

Organiser Alex McCann, from Altrincham HQ, said: “The idea behind the Back To School Challenge was really to stretch people’s fitness limits at the same time as raising vital funds for the hospital.

“And I think it really did challenge during the running section of the challenge. That final 5km after your legs had been tired out from the row and the cycle really was tough. Every step was tough.

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“The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and what they do is something everybody can relate to. Everybody either has a child or know’s a friend or family with a child.

“When you talk about challenges – the kids in the hospital are facing them every day and they face it with such strength and determination.

“The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital treat over 240,000 children every year and the NHS can only provide so much.

“I hope our fundraiser inspires others in the town to raise funds for the hospital as well.”

The people that took part were; Altrincham BID – Katie Bland; Altrincham HQ – Alex McCann; Altrincham Town Centre Partnership – Angela Stone; The Cinnamon  Club – Abi Richardson; GMP – Andy Kellett; IGR Electric – Peter Igreyni; McHale & Co – Adam Horner; MLP – Fiona Davies; Randalls Jewellers – Martin Duff; Randalls Jewellers – Sonia Stanley; Timpsons – Gary Lyons; Pure Gym – Nik Mirkhadivi and Pure Gym – Chris Jones.

People can still donate via Justgiving