Helping Hand for Hospital Heroes

L-R  Matt Horsefield Stridefit Instructor, Jeff Carter Manager, Rachael McLaughlin, Tom Chambers Personal Trainer and Gareth Lovell Personal Trainer

Rohan Winchester Helps Hospital Heroes

Rohan Winchester is lending a hand to train four A&E nurses to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Staff Nurse Rachael McLaughlin went along to Rohan Winchester in the Square last week for an assessment and advice from personal trainers from Matt Roberts Personal Training in Chelsea.

Rachael works in the emergency department at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. Along with colleagues Helen Holloway, Berni Hampton and Vicky McMillan, Rachael is planning to climb the African mountain in December to raise money for the Magic Wand Appeal, a £1.4m appeal to revamp the children’s ward at the hospital.

The girls have some tough training ahead of them and the team at Rohan Winchester were happy to offer them places on their 12 week free StrideFit walking fitness programme, which was launched at the weekend. The course starting on Sunday 18 September is open to a limited number of participants and runs through to the beginning of December.

Matt Roberts Personal Trainers Tom Chambers and Gareth Lovell put Rachael through her paces

Shop manager Jeff Carter said:”It is a fantastic thing the girls are doing to raise money for the children’s ward, and we are happy to help in any way we can. There will be many challenges along the way for them, not least the altitude, so if we can help them achieve their fitness goals that will give them a good start.

The team at Rohan Winchester can also help the girls with all their clothing and accessory requirements for the expedition. Rohan has a wealth of experience in trekking and has a specific Kilimanjaro Kitlist that has been put together by Tim Jasper Rohan Brand Director who climbed Kilimanjaro in 2010.

Rachael was put through her paces and gained some valuable tips, which she will share with her colleagues. She said: “We are very grateful to the team at Rohan for their support, we still need to raise £3000 each before we can go to Africa, so their help in getting fit means we can concentrate on fundraising.”

Donate online via Just The Winchester Magic Wand Appeal

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