Nelson boot camp helps charity

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A Pendle Leisure Trust employee has turned pounds into pounds by organising a boot camp with a difference.

Nutrition and fitness expert Ashley Alderson ran a week-long boot camp at Seedhill Athletics and Fitness Centre in Nelson.

And for every pound of weight each participant lost, he donated a pound to the Sam Shaw Appeal. 

The boot camp was for all ages, sizes and genders and included a varied programme of high-intensity training methods tailored to suit all abilities. 

Ashley said: “Not only was this a fantastic way of losing weight, it was also a great way to raise money for a very worthy cause.

”The event was a massive success with a total of 40 people taking part over the week. We set nutritional goals and every day we did one hour’s exercise, which included a variety of different sessions, as well as a fun assault course on the final day.

“Over the five days, participants lost a total of 42lbs, so I will happily donate £42 to the Sam Shaw Appeal.”

Four-year-old Sam Shaw is fighting neuroblastoma – an aggressive childhood cancer. To give him the best chance of beating the disease, he needs clinical treatment in America – at a cost of £250,000.

Staff at Pendle Leisure Trust have so far raised more than £7,000 towards the target, but they want to help with the final push.