This weekend, members of Unit1, a martial arts school and fitness centre on Brimington Road in Chesterfield, will be tying up their shoelaces as they get set to walk 100 kilometres –more than 62 miles – over a period of 24 hours from London to Brighton to raise money for Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield.
David Cartawick, Chief Instructor at Unit 1, said, “We’re doing this walk for Ashgate because it is a cause very close to our hearts. This walk will be a serious test of our mental and physical abilities. We are putting in many hours of practice and have been walking hundreds of miles in preparation for this, giving up our weekends and spare time so that we can do our best on the day.”
Ashgate Hospicecare is Unit1’s chosen charity. The members of the club have supported the Hospice in many ways by completing a sponsored canal walk and putting on raffles to raise funds for patients and their families across North Derbyshire who need care and support from the Hospice.
Christine Selden, Community Fundraising Manager at Ashgate Hopsicecare, said, “It’s such an honour for the Hospice to be represented at a national event such as the London 2 Brighton Challenge. We’re very grateful to Unit1 for all their fundraising efforts so far. Everybody at the Hospice wishes David and his team the best of luck this weekend… Just don’t forget your suncream!”
If you would like to support Unit1 in their momentous challenge, you can donate to their JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/unit12018.