Two Friends Took On A Gruelling 24-hour Endurance Challenge To Raise Money For Children’s Charities

Marcus Harrison cycled on an assault bike for 24 hours straight alongside Greg Dunnings who was on a rowing machine to raise funds for charity.

The two friends will be feeling very tired and sore right now after a tough Saturday of non-stop endurance exercise to support Reverse Rett and Rainbow Trust.

Marcus took on the challenge to test himself whilst being able to raise awareness for a charity which needs more support:

“I like to challenge myself to see how far I can push my own body. I also wanted to do something positive in this unprecedented time.

“I work at ultra flex in Preston which is owned by Justin Lloyd. Sadly, his daughter Amy has Rett’s syndrome so I wanted to raise more awareness around the syndrome and raise some money for the charity.”

Rett is a rare genetic neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child’s life: their ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily.

Greg has chosen to raise money for the Rainbow Trust charity as he believes “it’s a worthy cause, especially being a father myself.”

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.

Marcus gave a short but sweet update on how they were getting on midway through the challenge which summed up just how tough it was:

“One word. SORE.”

The lads worked right through till the early hours of Sunday morning, exhausted and eager to go to bed. Marcus’s wife, Emma, told us how they got on:

“They completed the challenge this morning at 6:45 am. Very sore. Very tired! Straight to sleep!!”

At the time of writing, Marcus managed to raise £1279 for Reverse Rett and Greg raised £410 for Rainbow Trust. You can still donate to help them raise as much as possible by clicking here for Marcus and here for Greg.

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