Burpees on Mount Errigal for charity can you handle it?

Dee McCahill
Dee McCahill

Members of Million Dollar Fitness based in the Waterside have set themselves the challenge of performing random burpees at the top of Mount Errigal, all in the name of charity.

The event which will take place on Sunday 25th October will raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer in support of Jamie’s Journie.

The idea for the climb came from Dee McCahill, of Million Dollar Fitness, and forms part of their month-long fundraising campaign.

Jamie is 16 years old and has beaten cancer twice, surviving many complications and, as a result, has been left with life-long complications and health problems. His idea for Jamie’s Journie is simple – to create a support group for families affected by childhood cancer. This extends to local children and young people affected by cancer in any way, so this can be a sibling or child of a person battling cancer.

Million Dollar Fitness have a long-standing connection with charity causes, including NI Childrens’ Hospice, Children in Need, Foyle Hospice, New Pin and Aware NI.

As part of the October fundraising this year, members are taking part in a Pledge My Pounds Challenge - for every pound in weight lost, Dee is donating £1 and members have pledged forfeits also.

All are welcome to join the Errigal event, climbers are asked to meet at the carpark at the foot of Errigal at 10.30am on Sunday 25th October. The climb will start at 11.00am.

P.S. If you’ve never done a burpee, ask Dee for a demo!