GYM-goers in St Helens are taking part in a gruelling rowing challenge to help a solicitors’ firm raise money for charity.
Three gyms in the town are encouraging visitors to try out the 500m time trial as part of a challenge set up by legal business Brabners.
Xercise4Less on Boundary Road, Sports Direct Fitness on King Street and Gym Bug on Lowe Street are all taking part in the challenge, which sees members pay £2 to set a time.
The contest is also being supported by former professional rugby league player Matt Gardner, brother of ex-Saints winger Ade, who now works as a personal trainer.
The person who sets the fastest time overall will win a signed St Helens RLFC ball and all proceeds will go to the Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
The rowing challenge is part of Brabners’ annual Big Idea competition which sets teams of trainee solicitors in the firm’s Liverpool and Manchester offices against each other to raise as much money for charity as possible.
The gym competition is part of the Liverpool team’s fund-raising efforts, which also include an exercise bike contest in Liverpool’s Exchange Square.
The rowing machine challenge runs until around 5pm on Friday October 29. All proceeds will go to the charity which provides funding to make Alder Hey Children’s Hospital a world-class medical facility and help the 270,000 patients and their families who visit each year.