A LOCAL charity is challenging everyone to go the extra mile in its latest initiative.

Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) staff, volunteers and members are planning to cycle, walk or row collectively 300 miles from the comfort of their own gym as part of the Go the Extra Mile for BIADS Challenge.

The challenge is open to everyone and all fitness abilities and you don’t have to be a gym buff to take part, the number of miles you do and the pace you set is up to you.

As part of the fundraising fun, chief officer Linda Pattison, who is not renowned for her fitness regime, has got involved.

A BIADS spokesperson joked: “Look she’s here Linda Lethargic, gearing herself up to start her 20 miles for the ‘Go the Extra Mile’ challenge.

“She’s sat on the bike five times so far but she hasn’t set off yet so at this rate she might have finished them by Christmas.

“BIADS’ dog Harvey is trying his best to encourage her but the only thing that’s going to get her motivated is your donations.

“If you would like to give Linda an incentive to get going please sponsor her by adding your name to her sponsor form or by visiting our Just Giving page by following the link ‘Go the Extra Mile’.

“For those of you that would like to donate, you are invited to come and see her suffering in the name of BIADS on Friday in our very own gym around 10am.”