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TEENAGER RAISES THOUSANDS FOR CHARITY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIENDS

Trafford teenager Paige Skelton raised almost £3000 this weekend for two Cystic Fibrosis and Muscular Dystrophy charities by completing 24 workouts in 24 hours.

Paige, 15, who trains at Crossfit Consillium in Trafford Park had the idea while speaking to her coach Luke Fidler at the gym and the rest, as they say, is history. Over the last few months, Paige has been fundraising and raising awareness of her event by enlisting the help of local businesses including event sponsor, Kettlebell Kitchen. Kettlebell happily donated food, drinks and their brand new sports supplements to the event as well as their time and other resources to ensure the event went as smoothly as possible.

The full schedule was timed and created by Paige who organised 24 CrossFit workouts spread out from 12:00 on Saturday 21st October until 12:00 on Sunday 22nd October. The workouts were based on a drop in basis so athletes could complete as many or a few workouts as they could achieve.

Over 40 athletes competed in the event and a staggering 7 managed to complete the full 24 workouts missing out on sleep and rest to achieve their target. In total Paige and friends raised £2830 for both charities.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 young people across the UK.

The muscular dystrophies are a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause muscles to weaken, leading to an increasing level of disability. In the UK, more than 70,000 people have Muscular Dystrophy or a related condition.

Paige and Luke have both had family members affected by these respective conditions.

Once she’d got her breath back and had some rest Paige stated,

“I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved and all the support I got from Luke and Ruth at the gym as well as Carley and her team at Kettlebell Kitchen.”

“I couldn’t have done it without them. I never imagined when I first had the idea that it would raise so much money for charity. The whole experience has been amazing! I’d like to make it an annual event!”

As part of the competition, sponsor Kettlebell Kitchen offered their usual healthy fast food as well as their newly launched Kettlebell Nutrition range which includes future bestseller Native Whey Protein (a protein which contains only a few select natural ingredients and no chemicals like those found in other sport supplements brands).

The supplements industry is so polluted with junk and Kettlebell Nutrition is changing that. The supplements are homegrown in a state-of-the-art facility in Manchester using formulas which are at the cutting edge of sports science. Quality is the name of the game here with health and well-being as priority number one.

Carley Jones, CEO of Kettlebell Kitchen and keen CrossFit athlete, added,

“Paige has put in so much work and effort into the organisation and fundraising it’s amazing.”

“I couldn’t be more proud of Paige. She’s an exemplary teenager. I did a few of the workouts too and, believe me, they were not easy!”

As a further goodwill gesture, Carley gave plucky Paige a £30 gift card to spend on Kettlebell nutrition so she can continue her training with the best possible supplements available.

Watch this space then! If you’d like to read more about Paige’s event or donate, head on over to her JustGiving page.

If you’d like to know what fuelled the team you can find Kettlebell Nutrition over on their website or visit the team in store in Ancoats and their brand new base on First Street.

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