Sandcastles, strength and stamina at beach challenge

The team during their energetic challenge on the south beach last Wednesday evening
The team during their energetic challenge on the south beach last Wednesday evening

Team members from Lloyd Dowson headed to the beach after work last week, but if they were hoping for deckchairs and ice creams they were in for a rude awakening.

As part of the Bridlington accountancy business’ fitness project, a challenge had been set up to get them racing up and down the south beach.

They were raising money for two charities

They were raising money for two charities

It was all part of the staff’s work to raise £1,260 for The Alzheimer’s Society and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Steve Tighe from Blast Fitness, who has worked to get the team healthier in recent months, designed a course for the office workers.

It began with them working in groups of four to create a sandcastle with a moat around it, within a two-minute timescale.

Then the groups worked in pairs, one pair running to the sea to fill the bucket with water to pour back into the moat whilst the others completed various circuit exercises. They then rotated these activities between the pairings.

Vanessa Rowbottom, marketing director for Lloyd Dowson, said: “The team were fantastic during the challenge and really got into the spirit of the event.

“It was tiring but we had lots of fun along the way.

“The fact that we were taking part in the challenge for two great charities was the motivation we needed. I am delighted with the total funds we have raised.”

Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser Hannah Riley said: “It’s brilliant that colleagues from Lloyd Dowson have chosen to support Alzheimer’s Society with such an adventurous event.

“We rely heavily on donations and fundraising both to provide our vital services for people affected by dementia and to fund pioneering research into the condition.

“We need more businesses like Lloyd Dowson to unite with us against dementia.”