Trio tackle gruelling ‘triathlon’ for charity

Three colleagues are aiming to raise £3,000 for charity by climbing Mount Everest, lifting 10 African elephants and cycling – in 24 hours.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 11:13 am
Updated Friday, 26th February 2021, 11:15 am
Michelle Ward, Faye Rabson and Rachel Palmer SUS-210222-151013001

Michelle Ward, Faye Rabson and Rachel Palmer will do the triathlon virtually at their workplace, Cottesmore Hotel, Golf and Country Club in Pease Pottage.

They will use a step machine to climb 8,848 metres, a 15kg barbell to lift total of 50,000kg, and a spin bike will be used throughout.

It will take place on Sunday, April 4 and Monday, April 5, and aims to raise £1,500 each for St Catherine’s Hospice and Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre.

Michelle, 33, said: “It’s been a really tough year for charities and I thought it’d be nice to do something.

“I was looking at the StairMaster and how many flights we’d have to do to get up Mount Everest.

“I pitched it to the girls and then Rachel turned it into a bit of a triathlon with Faye modifying it.”

They hope an easing of lockdown by Easter will allow people to go, cheer them on and place bets on their performances – with all profits going to the charities.

To support them, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-make-or-break-challenge-theolivetree1 or www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-make-or-break-challenge-stcatherines