Brent women in mission to raise thousands for Sport Relief
PUBLISHED: 18:09 19 March 2014 | UPDATED: 18:14 19 March 2014
Two sporty women are set to test their wits in strenuous fitness challenges as part of a charity mission this weekend.
Maydine Etienne, 43, from Willesden, and Lorna Falconer, 41, from Wembley, are both aiming to raise funds for Sport Relief by completing calorie-busting exercises.
They will be joining hundreds and thousands of people across the UK taking part in events for the charity which aims to provide aid for vulnerable people nationally and worldwide.
Ms Etienne, a freelance instructor, is hoping to recover from her ankle sprain in time for a marathon three-hour spin class dubbed “Spinmaniathon” at Fitness First in Salusbury Road, Queens Park, this Sunday from 2pm.
She said: “We all lead hectic lives but it’s very important that we take time out of our very busy schedules to help those less fortunate than ourselves,” she said
“We’re proud to say that this fundraising drive has been a huge success and that’s thanks to our local community.”
The seasoned fundraiser, who organised the event, will be joined a group of borough residents, or “Spin Maniacs” who will help her to almost trebled her initial £2,500 target which currently sits at £7,000.
Ms Falconer, who works in the football industry, is battling to overcome tonsillitis to complete a daunting six-mile run, which will be held at the Olympic Stadium, Stratford, on the same day.
The mother of two, who has previously fundraised for African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) and cancer charity Race for Life, is hoping to exceed her £500 target, which will go to helping the less fortunate.
The mother-of-two said: “The event is aimed at raising money for those less fortunate than us, and is also a great way to keep fit.”