Fitness fun for charity that helped Alexander Strong

Members of the community took part in the Isle Lose It Fitness Camp to raise money for Bluebell Wood and in memory of Alexander Strong. Picture: Andrew Roe
Members of the community took part in the Isle Lose It Fitness Camp to raise money for Bluebell Wood and in memory of Alexander Strong. Picture: Andrew Roe

Isle residents flexed and stretched their way through a weekend workout to raise money for charity in the name of tragic Epworth boy Alexander Strong.

A group were invited to don fancy dress as part of St Patrick’s Day celebrations for the Isle Lose It fitness camp at Epworth Thurlow recreation grounds on Saturday.

The nine fitness fans who attended were put through their paces in a range of aerobic exercises.

They managed to raise more than £50 for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which is being supported by the family of Alexander, who lost his fight to cancer in January.

The brave seven-year-old died of a condition called neuroblastoma, which affects fewer than 100 children in the UK.

Isle Lose It owner Sue Taylor, 47, a mum-of-two from Epworth, said: “I want to say thank you to the people who turned up and supported the cause. Every donation helps.”