Fitness earnings donated to Reach
PUBLISHED: 11:46 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:52 05 March 2015
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.
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