Tynemouth midnight beach bootcamp will raise vital funds for Bubble Foundation

A fun midnight beach bootcamp is being held on Longsands beach in Tynemouth to raise money for the Bubble Foundation

The Great North Children's Hospital at the RVI in Newcastle
The Great North Children's Hospital at the RVI in Newcastle

A midnight beach bootcamp is being held in the North East to raise vital funds for a charity that helps sick children.

The event is being held at midnight tonight at Longsands beach in Tynemouth to support the Bubble Foundation. It is the second year that the event has been staged and last year thousands of pounds was raised for the worthwhile cause.

Gill Johnston, the charity’s fundraising manager said: “We are delighted to be holding our second Midnight Bootcamp with David Fairlamb Fitness. Last year was a great success despite the weather being horrendous, so with better weather forecast we hope it will be bigger and better.

“Don’t be put off by the word ‘bootcamp’. This is a great fun event with people of all different abilities, in fact last year one lady who brought her daughter to participate decided to join in wearing her mini-skirt and UGG boots. We are looking forward to a great night but importantly raising much-needed funds for the Bubble Foundation.”

Fitness expert David Fairlamb will be leading the 45-minute exercise session and it is expected that more than 100 people will attend.

David has been a keen supporter of the charity as his friend Catherine Rawes’ son’s life was saved by the service more than a decade ago.

He said: “Last year there was a lovely atmosphere, despite the weather being horrendous. The Bubble Unit at Newcastle’s Great North Children’s Hospital is incredible and it is important that people support the service.”

The Bubble Unit at the Great North Children’s Hospital, based at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, is one of only two nationally designated services that treats children with little or no immune system. More than 20 years ago, the Bubble Foundation was set up in support of the service. Money raised by the charity goes towards medical equipment, toys and educational aids as well as to fund vital research.

Crusoe’s cafe bar and restaurant in Tynemouth will be open for those taking part. People can turn up on the night for a minimum donation of £10.

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