On Saturday October 13, fundraisers gathered in the grounds of Moyles Court School in the New Forest to take part in a three hour boot camp challenge in aid of Forest Holme Hospice.

Top instructors from Forest Fit Club put participants through their paces in the sunshine,  tackling four exercise zones; ‘Sand-Hill Sprints’, ‘Ultimate Endurance’, ‘Outdoor circuits’ and ‘Ab Blast’.

So far the endurance event has raised £571.50 for the Poole hospice, with donations still being received.

Hannah Parson, corporate fundraiser for Forest Holme, said: “We created the ‘Fundraise & Get Forest Fit’ event to offer a unique and inspiring way to fundraise and were delighted with the turn out.

“We want to give a big thank you to the staff at Forest Fit Club, who did an amazing job at motivating each of the teams, and to all our fundraisers for showing so much enthusiasm and for continuing to smile throughout the final 15 minutes of exercise! This is a fantastic total and will go a long way to improving the care of our patients here at Forest Holme. “

MYFood generously donated Power Snacks and AECC Chiropractors were on hand to revive participants with mini treatments throughout the challenge. One lucky fundraiser was awarded an Asics running watch, one month’s free membership to Fitness First Poole and three months membership to Forest Fit Club through the prize draw.

To find out more about Forest Holme Hospice’s programme of fundraising events go to www.forestholmehospice.org.uk