Members of an exercise class for young mums in Cheltenham bounced their way to £400 as they covered five kilometres in a space hopper rally in Pittville Park.
The seven women hopped 100 metres each on the makeshift course in front of the Pump Rooms, taking it in turns until they had reached the full distance. Buggyfit instructor Karen Crockett said, “It was 50 metres downhill and 50 back up, and it was hard work on the uphill. I think some people didn’t realise how hard it would be, there’ll be some aching legs tomorrow.”
But with plenty of money raised Karen says it was all worth it.
She added: “It was really funny to see, and a few people in the park came to watch and some made a donation. We’re really pleased to have raised so much money and it was a great morning.”
Normally the mums would take part in Karen’s fitness classes which include walking and running and stretches with their babies in buggies.
For more information visit www.sharpfitness.co.uk or call Karen on 07887500642 .
Gloucestershire Echo – Saturday March 21st 2009