Members of the North’s premier fitness club, Total Fitness, ran the Sandstone Six Ultra Marathon to raise funds for Manchester University’s NHS Foundation Trust Charity to thank them for the great work they are doing in the area.

The charity is important to the team after one of its managing partners, Ray Stenton, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a very rare and serious neurological condition that affects the nervous system.

Total Fitness wanted to show their appreciation for the team that helped Ray get back on their feet, and all of the money raised will be donated to the Intermediate Neurological Rehab Unit at Trafford General Hospital. This will help the hospital continue to provide patients with vital rehabilitation services.

The Total Fitness team, made up of Stuart Aylott, Graeme Dick, Neil White, Zoe Francis, Shaun Thomas and Dean Zweck, took part in the 55 km ultra marathon along the Sandstone Trail and raised £ 1,425 for their chosen charity, thereby giving you Target was exceeded by 474%. .

The marathon started in Whitchurch and ended in Frodsham. The marathon lasted a total of 9 hours with a total running time of 7 hours. The team climbed over 1,000 feet, nearly the height of Snowdon (1,085 m), and tackled a range of difficult weather conditions, from slippery trails to muddy fields.

The Total Fitness team wanted to raise money and raise awareness for the charity foundation that supports treatment, research and care to make hospitals in Manchester even better.

Dean Zweck, Personal Training Manager at Total Fitness, commented, “We are overwhelmed with the support for this great cause and we are excited to make a donation to such a caring, hard working, and supportive charity.

This fundraiser was motivated by one of our managing partners and we wanted to give something back to the unit that helped Ray on his recovery journey. There are so many other people that the NHS Foundation Charity helps on a daily basis, so we wanted to do something that will help them continue that support for others. ”

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