Faslane workouts boosted charities

Personnel at Faslane navy base have undertaken a fitness challenge to raise money for two worthwhile causes, with a workout conducted on the hour, every hour, for 24 hours.

The event, in HM Naval Base Clyde’s Sportsdrome facility, was in aid of both the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and the Helensburgh branch of Enable Scotland.

Over £700 was raised through the efforts from all who took part, in particular Brendon Hislop and Steve Irvine who raised the majority of the money.

Petty Officer Physical Trainer (POPT) Lee Foxhall, who helped organise the 24-hour workout, said: “Around 20 people took part in the challenge, each of them paying £5 towards their chosen charity.

“A lot of planning and organisation has gone into the event, but we felt strongly that we wanted to do something to support these two great charities. “

“I would like to thank Karen Gallagher and Royal Marine Warrant Officer 2 Rab Murray for all their support in organising and helping with the challenge. It was exhausting work but everyone put in a 100% effort.”

Enable Scotland is a Scottish charity, working to make life better for people who have a learning disability and their families.