Epic test for team of fundraisers

(l-r) Jordan Barbour, 18, of Woodlands, Joshua Hindson, 19, of Stainforth, and James Brewin, 16, of Carcroft, all of Nacro, are doing a triathlon style challenge to raise money for Firefly. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Jordan Barbour, 18, of Woodlands, Joshua Hindson, 19, of Stainforth, and James Brewin, 16, of Carcroft, all of Nacro, are doing a triathlon style challenge to raise money for Firefly. Picture: Andrew Roe

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IT seems people will push themselves to the limit in order to help raise money for a worthy cause.

And young supporters of cancer organisation Firefly have done just that as they rowed, cycled and ran miles to complete an epic triathlon challenge.

However, the competitors who were part of Nacro Doncaster Foundation Learning Programme - which helps young people not in education or work to learn new skills and get qualifications - stuck to covering the miles indoors as they took on the task at St James’ Centre in Waterdale.

They wanted to complete the trio of disciplines, which for the hardened athlete usually means a 1,500 metre swim, 40km cycle and 10km run, to boost funds to buy another minibus for Firefly.

The group already has one express service which has been in demand since its launch around a year ago when entrepreneur Fil Adams-Mercer donated £20,000 to the cause as part of the Secret Millionaire television show.

It is used to transport patients to and from hospital appointments.

With money still coming in from the triathlon, more is expected to be added to the pot from Firefly’s annual fashion show.

Final preparations are underway for the event being held tomorrow and Saturday.

The show, which has cancer patients modelling the latest fashionwear, is being held at The Dome.