Charity boot camp in Sunderland helps fight Parkinson’s

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FUND-RAISERS got fit to reach out a helping hand to charity.

A charity bootcamp, held in Seaburn, raised almost £200 for Parkinson’s UK.

Fitness expert Andrew Atchison says he was overwhelmed by the response and generosity of the people who attended the event.

The 25-year-old from Fulwell, who runs Body Evolve Fitness and Nutrition in Seaburn, said: “I was really overwhelmed by the turn out for the event and the generosity of everyone who came down.

“It just goes to show how committed and generous the people of Sunderland can be.

“We raised in excess of £170 from doing a 30-minute session with a cook book raffle at the end, and I’m really pleased to say every penny will go to Parkinson’s UK to support the great work they do”

Mr Atchison encouraged the attendees to work up a sweat during the one-off fitness session, which was held at Seaburn Camp near Morrisons supermarket

Aidan Angus, owner of the non-profit organisation Lens Relief, was there to take pictures of the event and capture the session.

Abby Robinson, regional fund-raiser for the charity, said: “It sounds like the event was a great success and we are very grateful for all donations.

“We really appreciate the help Andrew has shown with this event and I think it is a fun and different way to raise awareness and funds.”