Adderstone Ladies football team have taken part in a gruelling three-hour ‘bootcampathon’ that raised over £310 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
Members of the football team, which was formed in August 2013, were supported by work colleagues, family and friends and took part in the Halloween boot camp wearing scary costumes and using pumpkins instead of weights during the event which was held at Newcastle’s Exhibition Park.
The event took place in memory of Helen Roberston who was the half-cousin of Adderstone Ladies’ team member Ashley Wardlaw. Helen died during childbirth in August 2011 after suffering an amniotic fluid embolism and the team set out to raise funds in her memory.
Adderstone Ladies’ team member, Jane Gillings who organised the spooky boot camp said: “Following Helen’s death her family set out to raise funds in her memory for both the Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People which is a charity that was very close to Helen’s heart and we will be supporting both charities with the money raised.
“The boot camp was very tough but it was such a worthwhile cause and we were all determined to succeed. We are delighted at the support we have received from colleagues, family and friends and the event has been a great success.”
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