Fitness instructor raises nearly £10k for charity after family’s double cancer blow

Fitness instructor raises nearly £10k for charity after family’s double cancer blow
Fitness instructor raises nearly £10k for charity after family’s double cancer blow

A health teacher from East Kilbride has raised almost £10,000, after her household have been rocked by two most cancers diagnoses within the area of a yr.

Eilidh Gough’s dad, Peter, and her papa have been each informed that they had bowel most cancers in 2020.

Sadly, her papa Joe handed away at the start of this yr however her dad, who was identified at simply 47-years-old, has undergone chemotherapy.

And Eilidh was decided to tackle a problem to lift much-needed money in support of Bowel Cancer UK.

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The 21-year-old, who certified as a health teacher this yr, determined to finish 24 Hiitsteps in 24 hours.

Hiitstep is a excessive depth interval coaching programme which is all carried out with a step.

The lessons final half-hour, can burn 200 plus energy inside the timeframe and are made up of workouts like burpees, squat jumps, tuck jumps and press-ups.

Even for super-fit Eilidh it proved a tall order – however she was overjoyed to finish the problem.

Eilidh was overjoyed to succeed in her goal

The Lindsayfield teacher informed Lanarkshire Live: “Unfortunately in 2020 my household was badly affected by bowel most cancers with each my dad and papa being identified. I see the battle and the unimaginable assist they’ve obtained so I needed to provide one thing again.

“I did not wish to make it straightforward for myself and given the wonderful power they’ve proven – I needed to make it bodily demanding.

“It concerned me doing a 30-minute Hiitstep class each hour on the hour, right through the night time and into the subsequent day, staying awake all through all of it.

“And I’ve to say it was the longest 24 hours of my life; I believe my mum and my boyfriend have been slightly nervous that I would not be to finish it however have been so proud once I did.”

It was robust going – even for the health teacher

The devastating analysis shook Eilidh’s household however she stated her dad is doing nicely and his angle and that of her late papa has been an “inspiration”.

“Getting the terrible information was such a blow for us all,” she went on. “To be informed so shut collectively that two of your family members have most cancers is unimaginable.

“My dad, particularly, is a younger, wholesome man and to be informed at 47 he had bowel most cancers got here completely out the blue.

“But he has been so robust by way of all of it – even though there have been instances he most likely did not really feel it, notably going by way of the chemotherapy. He is simply wonderful.”

And Eilidh, who has a youthful sister, Emily, has thanked everybody who has donated and supported her.

Eilidh was decided to lift much-needed money for the charity

“By the time all of the donations are available I count on to have raised over £9000 which is simply unimaginable and I am unable to thank everybody who has supported me sufficient. It will make such a distinction.” she added.

You can nonetheless assist Eilidh by clicking on the fundraising page.

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