Charlene battles fears for charity
Charlene Cantwell is preparing for the challenge of a lifetime when she takes part in the Stirling Club Triathlon on June 6.
And it’s not just the challenge of swimming (400 metres), cycling (14KM) and running (2.5KM) – Charlene has always had an issue with running and tends to have panic attacks at the thought of it. However, the training has been going well so far and she is now running the distance required for the event. Charlene plans to raise money for local charity, Hearts and Balls and hopes to compete in the next distance up in an event in September.
Charlene (new committee member for ERSC), a lifelong rugby fan, chose the charity for its work to help catastrophically injured players and their families.
Says Charlene: “Over recent years Hearts and Balls has developed knowledge around a number of other issues such as equipment, counselling and contacts and have been able to impart this to players who have been injured through playing the sport They have also extended their reach to include assistance to those in the rugby community impacted by serious illness or bereavement”
Charlene’s fundraising efforts are off to a good start. “So far, I have been sponsored by Scotland players Johnnie Beattie, Mike Blair, Simon Danielli, Phil Godman and Simon Webster,” she says. “all the players I have spoken to have been keen to support me, but it has been a matter of reminding them – some would call it nagging - to go online to donate. There were particular players who gave loads of encouragement for the event and were really interested in my training progress.”
There is still some way to go to meet her £1,500 target, and Charlene would be very grateful for any support from you.
Visit her justgiving pages for more information on how you can help.
The link for her just giving page is http://www.justgiving.co.uk/Charlene-Cantwell
It would be great for ERSC support!