Skaters from local roller derby team Cornwall Roller Derby are being joined by their sisters from across the Tamar Plymouth Roller Derby for a charity challenge.
Following on from their successful fundraising efforts last year 14 roller girls will be raising money for two worthy South West charities. Last year Team Jukes walked 44 coastal miles (without any training) and raised £3500 for Cornwall Hospice Care as a thank you for the work they do and the care they gave to their friend and team mate Becky Jukes.
This year the team are hoping to raise a similar amount but are going to split the funds that are raised between Cornwall Hospice Care and Jeremiahs Journey.
“Jeremiah’s Journey supported our team mate from Plymouth City Roller derby after the tragic loss of Simon Knight aged 39 to a heart attack. Simon’s wife Rachel & her son have benefited from the work of Jeremiah’s Journey and so we would like to say thank you to them for the difference they can make to families after an unexpected loss and especially the care they have given to them” Roller Derby Team.
This year Team Jukes & Team Knight are walking the 10 peaks in the Lake District in a day, a distance of 17 miles with ascents of 2500m miles. The following day they will then be canoeing Lake Windermere which is a 10.5 mile paddle. These two challenges alone would be tough but back to back they will push the roller girls mental and physical strength to the limit!
Penzance Canoe Club gave a few of the girls a taster session a couple of weeks ago with some useful tips.
If you would like to help the girls smash their target please check out their Virgin Money Giving Page.
We would like to wish the girls the best of luck with the 10 peak challenge & can’t wait to hear all about it! Go #TeamJeremiah!