Furzefield Leisure Centre are delighted to be supporting one of our members, Rae, on a mammoth fundraising challenge to raise money for Comic Relief.
Following a cycling accident in 2017, Rae became paralysed from the neck down. The accident left him with server facial injuries, a cracked skull and a broken neck. He was told he would never walk again by experts at the Royal London Hospital Major Trauma Unit.
However, after intense rehabilitation and with the great help of the NHS team he trained himself to walk again. He still experiences body pains, spasms, pins and needles, burning nerves and is weaker on his right hand side. As part of his journey back to fitness, he took on a series of fundraising challenges to support the charities that have helped him during his recovery. He also chose to fundraise for Comic Relief as he has personal experience of the key areas of the Comic Relief fund.
In 2021, set himself the 4x4x48 challenge (48 miles in 48 hours – 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours) based on the 4 key challenges that Comic Relief supports (homelessness, domestic abuse, child poverty and mental health problems).
Rae will be continuing his drive to support the 4 key themes and undertaking his ‘Quadrathlon Challenge 82’ in the foyer at Furzefield Leisure Centre on Sunday 20th March where he will be rowing 10k, cross trainer for 10k, cycling for 90k and finishing the challenge with a 21.2km (just over half a marathon) run on a treadmill. His challenge will see him covering 82 miles in total.
To help support Rae on the day, there will be additional equipment available for anyone that would like to come along and take part in such a worthy cause.
Rae is also encouraging others to get involved, in the lead up to the main event. The Venue Leisure Centre will hosting Quadclasses, four exercises classes back-to-back where we want to encourage others to get involved and take part in as many classes as they can, with all money raised going to Comic Relief.
Red Nose Day Extreme Quadclass – Saturday 19th March – The Venue, Borehamwood
The Venue Leisure Centre will be hosting a Quadclass taster, four classes 55 minutes per class
- 1.00pm – Stages Flight, Indoor Cycling
- 2.00pm – Body Combat
- 3.00pm – Body Pump
- 4.00pm – Body Balance
Everyone is welcome to come along, with a £4 per person, per class donation, to take part.
You can donate to Raes justgiving page; Rae Saleem is fundraising for Comic Relief (justgiving.com)