Fitness earnings donated to Reach

PUBLISHED: 11:46 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:52 05 March 2015

Deborah Welch  fitness class, Clevedon School. with Deborah Lee and Lara Harvey and baby Rue.

Deborah Welch fitness class, Clevedon School. with Deborah Lee and Lara Harvey and baby Rue.

Archant

A CLEVEDON fitness instructor has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by giving up all of her weekly earnings.

Deborah Welch held all her classes for free and asked people instead to donate money to Reach, which supports children with upper limb difficulties.

At the end of the week she raised £1,855 through her boot camps, kettle bell classes and online training.

Deborah, who runs Deborah Welch Fitness Training, handed the money to Lee Harvey, whose son Rue was born with part of his arm missing.

Lee said: “It’s absolutely amazing. It’s the first time she’s done anything like this before and we are really grateful.”

Deborah set herself a target of £500 but her generous clients helped her to more than triple the amount. Clevedon School also let Deborah have the sports hall free of charge that week to help her reach her target.

Rue’s parents Lee and Lara Harvey (pictured with Deborah) took part in Clevedon’s Boxing Day Road Race and New Year Swim to raise money for Reach.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the North Somerset Times