SAVE OUR HOSPICE: Born Heroes on track as survivor sessions kick off

Born Survivor will take place on April 4 at Lowther Castle in the Lake District. Picture by Mark Battista ( www.markbattistaphotography.co.uk/)
Born Survivor will take place on April 4 at Lowther Castle in the Lake District. Picture by Mark Battista ( www.markbattistaphotography.co.uk/)

Training has officially started for the mighty Born Survivor challenge in aid of Lancaster St John’s Hospice.

In less than two months teams will be undertake the military style obstacle course at Lowther Castle on April 4.

The Lancaster Guardian and its sister paper the Visitor has teamed up with Lancaster gym, Fitness Formation, and Born Survivor to raise £100,000 toward the Save Our Hospice campaign for Lancaster St John’s Hospice.

Fitness Formation has arranged Sunday sessions at the University of Cumbria to help tackle the course which is designed to test strength, vigour and teamwork.

Now running in its third week the sessions on the artificial pitches have attracted more people each time.

Daniel Donohue, general manager at Fitness Formation, said: “The atmosphere, energy, and effort has been fantastic, and week on week, more numbers are turning out to support an inspirational cause.

“Once event day comes around, it will ensure we have a really strong teamwork ethic, as this will be pivotal to success to ensure that all Born Heroes complete the course.”

The sessions are free of charge and open to all. A collection bucket for the hospice will be on site at each session.

To sign up to Born Survivor go to www.born-survivor.com/events/lake-district-4th-april-2015.

Make sure you sign through the Fitness Formation Born Heroes team. Fundraising is at everydayhero.com/uk.