Fun and daring challenges raise almost £10k for St Barnabas

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Charity bosses raised almost £10,000 for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice after taking on 35 brave challenges each last year.

Chief Executive Chris Wheway and Corporate Fundraiser Caroline Swindin raised £9,727 to honour St Barnabas’ 35th birthday year.

Chris gave up sweets for 35 days, walked from Lincoln to Boston, took part in the 5km Colour Dash, spent a day as a warehouse sorter and got his legs waxed, among many others.

Caroline and her friend Becca Hooton tried staying gluten free for 35 days, wore 35 clothing items at once, washed cars for charity and took part in ‘It’s A Knockout‘, among many others.

The trio also cycled from London to Paris in four days as one of the challenges. “When we cycled into Paris after four days of hard work, the sense of achievement was life changing!” Chris said.

The money raised will be used to help the hospice.

“As an organisation, we would not be able to support the people of Lincolnshire who are facing the end of their life, without our hugely generous supporters. I know that every pound raised will make a difference, and that will live with me forever,” said Chris.

Caroline added: “I would like to thank every single person who sponsored us all during 2017. From friends and family to local businesses and even complete strangers, your support throughout the year really kept us going and inspired us to reach the 35 challenge target.”

Here are some highlights from the challenges: