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Local fitness group charity day
19 September 2016

Charity head shaveLocal fitness group Airborne Fit raised more than £3,000 during a Family Fun Day at Martlesham Leisure Health and Fitness Club.

The fun day fundraised for the Ipswich Hospital Charity, specifically the Neonatal and Paediatric wards.

Founder of Airborne Fit Luke Read found himself in the stocks with visitors donating to pelt him with wet sponges and cream pies. Another Airborne Fit team member, Mike Temple, volunteered to have his head shaved and legs waxed once a minimum fundraising target was reached.

After a raffle at the end of the day, the Airborne Fit team set up an evening disco where people bid for auction prizes ranging from hotel stays to hairs straighteners and dinners for two, all donated by local businesses.

Sarah Stephens – Airborne Fit team member and director of EP Marketing which helped organise the event – said: “We had a fantastic day, with a great turnout from the local community meaning we raised so much more than we ever imagined.”

With their original fundraising goal of £3,000 now surpassed, the team has set their sights on a new goal of £7,000.  With this the Airborne Fit Team are hoping to contribute to a state-of-the-art brain scanner to help diagnose illnesses in infants and small children early on.

Next for the team is the Three Peaks Challenge, which will see them climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in under 24 hours later this month.

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/airborne-fit

Picture captions:
(Top) Airborne Fit founder Luke Read in the stocks as the Airborne Fit Three Peaks team pelt him with whipped cream and wet sponges. (Right) Michelle Edwards of Hairlistic Salon in Kesgrave and Mike Temple of the Airborne Fit Team.