SLIDESHOW: £12,000 raised on big weekend for Save Our Hospice appeal

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A huge weekend for the #Saveourhospice campaign saw teams conquer a tough military assault course and face their worst fears in the former Lancaster Castle prison.

More than £12,000 – and counting – was raised for St John’s Hospice as part of the weekend of challenges which saw Visitor editor Nicola Adam join the Fitness Formation Warriors at the Born Survivor event at Lowther Castle, Cumbria, and sports and multimedia reporter Adam Lord given the fright of his life as part of the Nightmare On A Wing event.

Around 80 people made up the Fitness Formation Warriors team, lead by FF owner and lead trainer Ryan Donohue.

He said: “I’m so proud of our team for completing Born Survivor.

“Together the team raised a lot of money for a great charity, pushed their physical limits, conquered fears and overcame psychological barriers.

“Events like this are all about working together as a team and I am so proud of Team FF for doing so with great pride, determination and humour.”

Nicola said: “It was a truly amazing day, I really enjoyed it.

“It was very tough, very cold and the mud had to be seen to be believed.

“More than 35 military obstacles including four river crossings – 12k in total. I am personally very proud of making it!

“What stands out about the day was the incredible team spirit. Everybody was helping each other out, no matter what team they were in. The only way to get through it was to support each other.”

Meanwhile, Adam was whisked on a frightful tour of Lancaster Castle’s former prison by After Dark Entertainment before being chucked in a cell on the infamous A Wing.

Forty brave souls, who were also treated to tales of ghostly goings on at the city landmark, had raised in excess of £6,000 at the time of going to press.

Click above for a slideshow from the Born Survivor event.




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