Military Fitness team in Rugby raise money for cot death charity

Shelley Walters, Lisa Ash, Matt Cleaver, Tracey Fearson, Carolyn Tilley, Elaine Beauchamp and Ian Tilley
Shelley Walters, Lisa Ash, Matt Cleaver, Tracey Fearson, Carolyn Tilley, Elaine Beauchamp and Ian Tilley

A team from Military Fitness in Rugby has taken part in a fitness challenge to raise money and awareness of a cot death charity.

Elaine Beauchamp has been helping the Lullaby Trust since losing her baby granddaughter.

Anything you can spare will go to this fantastic charity, in memory of a very special little girl

Ian Tilley

As part of the fundraising drive, members of Military Fitness completed 125 miles on a treadmill and exercise bike at the Rugby branch of Asda over the weekend.

They raised £735.45 and the total is still rising as the store has allowed collection buckets to remain for a week.

Elaine said: “We managed to do the challenge of 118 miles and actually beat it by seven miles.

“It was a tough challenge, but we did it.”

Ian Tilley also took part in the challenge and is training for the London Marathon.

“I am still recovering but I’m really pleased with the way it went.

“It was great that we actually went over our target. It was good fun.

“Elaine’s granddaughter sadly died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at 15 weeks of age just before Christmas 2013 and since this, she has been doing everything she can think of to raise money to try to avoid this happening to another parent.

“Anything you can spare will go to this fantastic charity, in memory of a very special little girl.”

A fundraising group has been set up by Military Fitness Circuits with a number of different challenges being held this year.

Elaine said: “We also have other events planned in Asda as well as a possible coast to coast on bikes and a Hadrian’s Wall challenge.

“We are trying to do challenges that different abilities can take part in.”

The group is called Team Scrambled Legs and is made up of Ian Tilley, Carolyn Tilley, Shelley Walters, Lisa Ash, Jenny Redfern, Julie Webster and Sam Plumbley and Carrie Blenkinsopp.

“I have a healthy happy grandson now,” added Elaine, who would like to thank everyone who has supported her.

“I will never forget my granddaughter though.”

Visit www.justgiving.com and search for Ian Tilley to sponsor the team.