Fitness family from Warwick take to the treadmill for charity - The Leamington Observer

Fitness family from Warwick take to the treadmill for charity

A FITNESS family from Warwick are taking to the treadmill in the name of charity.

Caroline Flint and her children aim to walk 470km on the treadmill over the next three months – the equivalent of the distance from where they live in Chase Meadow to the Eiffel Tower in Paris – to bank cash for three charities close to their hearts.

Caroline will be raising funds for charity Mind, her 13-year-old son Ethan for Shelter, and her 11-year-old daughter Emily has chosen World Horse Welfare.

She told the Observer: “Life has given us our fair share of challenges in recent years and because of this we felt it was important for us to work together on something that would not only provide us with a positive challenge but would also benefit others.

“We are building a social media following for this journey and plan to engage our family and friends with special theme days where we dress in silly costumes on the treadmill, polls, videos and special events. We have already had a musicals, 80s, Harry Potter, Christmas, Wizard of Oz and blue themed day on the treadmill and have lots more to come.

“We are making our own merchandise to sell to help increase our total and are running a raffle with some very generous prizes from local companies.”

The family hope to, virtually, reach the Eiffel Tower by the time of the Paris Olympics Closing Ceremony in August.


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