Gym members make it to Paris and back

WELL DONE...Gail McKee, Make-a-Wish N Ireland fundraising manager, Shirley Jackson Coleraine leisure centre fitness supervisor, Jackie Hunter event organiser, Harry McCloy, Coleraine leisure centre fitness instructor. CR25 134S
WELL DONE...Gail McKee, Make-a-Wish N Ireland fundraising manager, Shirley Jackson Coleraine leisure centre fitness supervisor, Jackie Hunter event organiser, Harry McCloy, Coleraine leisure centre fitness instructor. CR25 134S
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MEMBERS of Coleraine Leisure Centre’s gym have made it to Paris and back - without ever leaving the town.

For 33 gym members took on the Make a Wish Foundation’s Cardio Challenge which asked them to cover the 572 miles between Coleraine and Disneyland Paris using any cardio equipment in the gym including treadmills, cycles, cross trainers or rowing machines.

The team not only made it to Paris but, through determination, sweat and comradeship, they have made it back to Coleraine - covering over 1144 miles.

A visit to Disneyland Paris is a favourite wish requested by some of the terminally ill children in Northern Ireland.

And Brenda Coyle, one of the participating members, understands how much good work and support is provided by the Make a Wish chairty as her late son Gavin had his wish granted in 2008.

Event organiser Jackie Hunter said: “The response by gym members has been overwhelming.

“We would like to say a very big thank you to all those who took part and to those who donated either by sponsorship or by the “just giving” page. To make a donation go to www.justgiving.com/cardioteamchallenge”