Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

How tough are you?

Written by  Sophie Berry
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Training session held at Hayman Lodge, Catton Park on Saturday 17th January on a very cold and frosty morning! Training session held at Hayman Lodge, Catton Park on Saturday 17th January on a very cold and frosty morning!

Norwich based Bootcamp Body Transform Fitness (BTF) have committed to raise £20,000 for Nelson’s Journey by recruiting 100 people to take part in Tough Mudder on 2nd May 2015.  The gruelling 10 – 12 mile obstacle course is billed by organisers as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’ and tests the endurance, strength and stamina of all those who participate.

Jon Taylor, owner and Head Coach said “At BTF we are passionate about health, fitness, teamwork and overcoming personal challenges by getting out of your comfort zone and realising just how much you can achieve when you push yourself that little bit further so Tough Mudder seemed like a perfect fit.

We've set ourselves a huge challenge to recruit a team of 100 people and to raise £20k to support the amazing work Nelsons Journey do in Norfolk. But I know we can do it and that lots of people will want to complete the challenge with us. This is a big team effort and we're giving a complete training plan and offering free "Tough Mudder" training sessions to everyone who gets involved with #20k4NJ”

Jon has prepared a training regime which is accessible at no cost to all those who sign up to be part of the BTF Tough Mudder team.  Training sessions are held in Norwich at Catton Park fortnightly on a Saturday at 8am.

Sophie Berry of Nelson’s Journey said “Jon and the team at Body Transform Fitness are really motivated to make this challenge a success, £20,000 would have a significant impact on our work and could provide a full range of support for approximately 38 of Norfolk’s bereaved children and young people.”

Stay updated with progress of the fundraising challenge by searching for #20k4NJ on Twitter and Facebook. 

About Nelsons Journey

During 2014, Nelson’s Journey saw an increase of nearly 20% in the demand for its service (a 25% increase was experienced in 2013). The Norfolk based charity believe this is largely down to local government funding cuts and scaling down of support services for these vulnerable individuals.  During 2014 they received 596 referrals for bereaved children and young people needing support for bereavement issues.

Nelson’s Journey has been operating for 17yrs is a registered charity providing a service for children and young people aged 0-17 years inclusive, living in Norfolk, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.  We aim to improve the emotional well being of bereaved children by:  increasing their confidence and self belief, providing education about the causes of death, enabling families to talk openly about their bereavement.  We also provide opportunities to remember those who have died and help children to express and understand their emotions.

Nelson’s Journey endeavours to ‘Bring back smiles to bereaved children’.

It is currently estimated that 1 in 29 school aged children have experienced the death of a parent or sibling, in Norfolk this equates to approximately 3,825 children.  This figure is significantly higher when pre-school children and 17 year olds are included. 

Support Nelson’s Journey on a monthly basis! Sign up to our regular giving scheme and help us continue to make a difference to the lives of bereaved children and young people in Norfolk

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