Determined Rugby duo take on triathlon for children’s charities

Paul Pittaway and Parvin Boyal are raising money for charity
Paul Pittaway and Parvin Boyal are raising money for charity

Two fundraisers are proving they are good sports by taking part in a triathlon event for children’s charities.

Rugby men Parvin Boyal and Paul Pittaway are organising the event at Virgin Active gym in Rugby and are appealing for others to get involved.

It takes place on Saturday November 29 and will involve a 2K row, 5K cycle and 3K run.

“We are raising money for the Ups of Downs, which supports young children with Down’s syndrome and provides them with valuable speech and language lessons,” said Parvin.

“The other charity is the Micro and Anophthalmic Children’s Society who are the UK’s national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes.”

Parvin, who has raised money for a number of worthwhile causes over the years, has personal reasons for choosing the charities.

“I am close to two families in Rugby who benefit from the groups,” he said,

“They are a boy called Archie who has Down’s syndrome and a little girl called Mia who was born without eyes. They are fantastic children and fantastic charities so I am only too happy to do something for them.”

Parvin and Paul will be using rowing machines, spin bikes and treadmills to cover the distances.

The event will be run on the ground floor.

Entry is £5 and all the money raised goes to charity. The funds will be split between the two charities.

Parvin said: “It’s open to everyone so we are hoping to create a real community atmosphere and good will while raising money for these fantastic causes.”

Prizes will be given for first, second and third.

People can enter by contacting Virgin Active on (01788) 554300.