Latest News | 24 October 2022

Gym team reaches the heights for charity

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A team of staff and members at Orangetheory Fitness Derby have scaled one of the highest mountains in the world for charity.

The team of 22 hiked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of PASIC – a charity that provides cancer support for children and young people across the East Midlands.

The seven-day trek saw them walk 40km across brittle, sun-scorched deserts and ascend almost vertically up the mountain to an elevation of 5,898 metres.

They completed the challenge in September, to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Dan Hayward, head coach at Orangetheory Fitness Derby, said: “We are really happy to have been able to help support local children and young people with cancer through PASIC; we are truly grateful to all of those who donated to the cause and helped us raise awareness.”

So far, more than £6,500 has been raised for the charity from the trek.

Donations can still be made by visiting here.

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