Rugby runners stride out for the Friends of St Cross

Jo Tyler with supporters Selina Hancock and Louise Timms outside Salon 45. Photo by Bob Mercer

Jo Tyler with supporters Selina Hancock and Louise Timms outside Salon 45. Photo by Bob Mercer

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A determined hairdresser is marking a decade of fundraising by taking on the Three Peaks Challenge in support of a hospital charity.

Jo Tyler, who works at Salon 45 in Cymbeline Way, Rugby, will be scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon in 24 hours with five of her friends to support the Friends of St Cross’ Diamond Jubilee Appeal.

Les and Lee-Anthony

Les and Lee-Anthony

The 42-year-old’s husband, Matt, who completed the challenge two years ago, will be driving the group between peaks.

Jo said: “Several of my clients at Salon 45 are members of the Friends of St Cross and I feel it is important to support the great work they do for our local hospital.”

The mum of twins has taken part in fundraising challenges for the last 10 years, including Race for Life and a 5k run in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit at Coventry’s hospital.

Jo will tackle the peaks on June 27 and has a target of £500. She also hopes to run the Rugby Half Marathon on July 12.

A father and son duo have also been pushing themselves to raise money for the Friends of St Cross.

Lee-Anthony New stepped in and completed the Warwick and Coventry Half Marathons after his father, Les, was unable to take part due to ill health. Les aims to run for the Friends in autumn and the pair have raised £500 so far.

To find out how to support the Friends, go to www.fsx.org.uk