Saturday 5th October saw our Charity Bootcamp day in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Eve Appeal.
The day was inspired by our sharing the journey of our friend and Body Retreat champion Lulu Wisson as she beat cancer earlier this year. Throughout her treatment Lulu’s PMA remained constant and she was a total inspiration. In keeping with the qualities Lulu embodies and her passions we wanted a day that was filled with fun,fitness,fundraising and cake. Lulu has been campaigning for The Eve Appeal since her diagnosis. The Eve Appeal are a small charity that is dedicated to clinical research into ovarian cancer and currently contributed 15% of total research funding for this important cause.
I then had the good fortune to meet another inspiring woman Amanda Hobson-Jones. Amanda lost her daughter Bec at the tender age of just 33 to breast cancer 10 years ago and since then Amanda has been a dedicated campaigner and fundraiser for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Like Lulu, Amanda’s message is about love, hope and awareness. You cannot fail to be moved and touched by both their stories.
Despite the fact that The Body Retreat is run by women for women we decided to open the charity day to both men and women and had two brave blokes sign up, so the scene was set for an exceptional day.
There were so many highlights from the day, Gene and Mike finding their inner dancer in Just Jhoom, Amanda and Emma’s unscheduled “detour”, the raffle draw with the amazing and generous prizes from ReVive skincare, Stella & Dot, Tomy, Garmin to name but a few.
We were joined by Ali Archer from MassageAid who donated her day to massage our boot campers and she worked tirelessly through the whole day. Ali’s magic hands are legendary at our retreats and it was no surprise that she was quickly booked back to back all day, fabulously helping to increased our donation pot.
We finished the day off perfectly with afternoon tea and “calorie free” cakes.
Thanks to the generosity of the ladies and gents who attended the day and those who sponsored Lulu to attend we raised and amazing £1,900!! Im just going to say that again £1,900!! We are blown away by the generosity of everyone who supported the day,
I for one cant wait to do it all again next year we had so much fun.