Following their Total Warrior exploits in 2013 raising money for the Dunmail Unit at Westmorland General Hospital, Dan Postlethwaite, fitness instructor at Pulse Health & Fitness has ‘encouraged’ the staff and members of the club to attempt the course again for another charity fundraiser a little closer to home.
Dan, a keen footballer, played for local team IBIS under the expert management of ‘local legend’ Andrew Ford, who unfortunately lost his battle to cancer last year at the age of 49. ‘Fordy’ as he was affectionately known was a key part of the football community in Kendal playing for various local sides including Kendal Town, just down the road from Castle Green.
As the Pulse team had completed Total Warrior before Dan thought this was a great opportunity to raise money for Cancer Research, the charity Andrew’s wife Jo had chosen for her own fundraising efforts. Due to Fordy’s popularity and Dan’s art of persuasion 32 members of Pulse, including 4 members of the Castle Green Team, took to the hills around Shap to complete the 10km course raising £2300 in the process. Coupled with a race night, organised by Jo and her friends, held at IBIS Football Club the following month the total reached £6000. Dan says, ‘I would like to thank everyone who donated, supported us, came to watch on the day and most importantly to my team that put so much effort in and completed the event! A fantastic achievement for everyone!’
Dan also recorded his Total Warrior experience with a Go-Pro camera. You can view his footage here https://youtu.be/-Tl34VfFTLo