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Lichfield: The Mighty Birds

Whether it be walking, running, hiking, climbing or cycling, Lichfield Ladies Circle have taken part in all of these, over the last 8 months, in the form of a group and individually to raise money for various charities that are close to the hearts of many of the members.

It maybe, pedaling for pounds over 300 miles, walking and running through events such as the “race for life” and the “color run”, taking part in half marathons, zip wiring through the trees or simply walking over fire! All of these various challenges certainly keeps us fit and focused on fun, whilst simply adding a fundraising slant to each challenge raising money as we move!

Emily Rich, raised £150 by completing a half Marathon in Birmingham in October. Emily added “it was hard work and I did the training but my knee gave out at mile 6 miles, however, I still persevered and completed the race. The whole experience and atmosphere was fantastic and I felt a great sense of achievement”.

When Ruth Curry(IPC) and her husband Wayne booked their holiday to Cape Town in October 2014 they decided to do something out of our comfort zones and hence climbed India Venster Route up Table Mountain along with friend Melanie from Zimbabwe and Joanne from Ladies Circle Cape Town. Ruth simultaneously raised in excess of £100 for the National Breast Cancer Helpline and £117.00 for the Cupcake Project.

Gemma Hockin, raised just over £100 by doing a fire walk, which started at 7pm and when Gemma arrived was still actually alight. Once extinguished, the coals stayed at 500 degrees centigrade! Once she had caught her nerves she spent an hour completing different takes designed to demonstrate human capabilities. This started with crazy dancing and ended with breaking arrows with throats! Gemma added “The crowd was amazing cheering us on so much so I completed the fire walk 4 times”.

Sue Kershaw Lichfield Ladies Chair added “We are very proud of our fundraising collectively and individually, the ladies mentioned above are truly inspirational and we are very proud of their achievements”.

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