A team of powerlifting women from the Lincoln area will all attempt to lift a combined total of 1,000,000 kilograms in a day to help raise funds for an important Lincolnshire charity – and you can come along too!
The 50 women taking part from Darkside Training in Lincoln, the city’s only female-only strength training gym, all have one goal – to contribute to the overall total of one million kilograms lifted in aid of Lincolnshire Rape Crisis.
According to Lincolnshire Police data*, between November 2011 and October 2015 there were 2,993 counts of sexual violence in the county, of which 92.3% were female victims. Lincolnshire Rape Crisis is a charity committed to supporting, empowering and working with women and girls who have been a victim of any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. The charity offers victims counselling, one to one support or group therapy, a free helpline and email support.
Members of the public are invited to watch and support the lifters during the indoor event. There’s plenty of parking and seating, plus coffee/tea and lots of delicious homemade cake, bread and much more!
For those unable to attend the event, you can still support the team by donating to their Virgin Money fundraising page.