ONE HALF of a fundraising duo that hold fitness challenges for charity has helped raise more than a £1,000 through a 24 hour treadmill marathon.
Gavin Coles makes up 50 per cent of the ‘Little and Large’ fundraising team alongside Steve Gilbert. The pair have held a variety of fundraising events, raising £25,000 for the hospice and money for other charities.
The latest event organised by Gavin was a 24 hour long treadmill marathon at Asda in Old Mill Lane. Gavin, alongside Scott Thresh and Anthony Henighan.
The event saw the trio take turns running on a treadmill in the entrance of Asda for 24 hours, from Friday at 12pm until Saturday at 12pm. Alongside the 41-year-old and friends, Gavin’s son Mason, 11, who has been nominated for a Young Champions award, joined in and ran 10k.
“We were joined by at least another ten people that either jumped on the treadmill or helped collect money and interact with customers. Also my lad Mason came down Friday evening and Saturday morning to join us. He even did the final stint to finish it off for us.
“The people of Barnsley are absolute legends, from young to old donating and having a laugh with us. The staff from Asda and DW gym who lent us the treadmill were amazing and joined in with us on the challenge too.
“We haven’t got a full count up yet but at rough count it’s more than £1,000 which is incredible.”
Anyone who wants to take part in the Little and Large challenges, or wants help setting up their own fundraising event, is asked to join the Little and Large’s Charity Challenges group on Facebook.