This Friday, a team from Unit1 Fitness & Martial Arts will embark on a walk from Chesterfield to Blackpool, starting off at the Crooked Spire on a journey to Blackpool Tower, in aid of Ashgate Hospicecare.
Led by Unit1 founder and lifelong Spireite Dave Cartawick, head coach of the British Karate and Kickboxing Association, they will attempt to complete the 96-mile trip in three days.
The team will also include Hannah Kendall (Unit1 fitness instructor), Steve McPhail (owner of the MOT Centre on Pottery Lane in Chesterfield), Amanda Pritchard (care worker), Kate Saunders (teaching assistant), Annabel Dillon (nursing student) and Jo Boulter (Unit1 Martial Arts instructor).
Over the last few years, Unit1 members have raised around £80,000 for charities and good causes via fundraising events, including walking from London to Brighton, the bi-annual Kickapolooza and cycling coast to coast in a day.
Dave Cartawick, who in 2015 became the first person to ride a motorbike from Land’s End to John O’Groats seven times in seven days, said: “We all know someone who has been in Ashgate Hospice and it’s an amazing local charity,
“These endurance events are our way of helping to do our bit for the community, to help those who are nearing the end of their lives have the treatment and care they deserve.”
*Pictured (from left to right): Dave Cartawick, Hannah Kendall, Kate Saunders, Amanda Pritchard, Jo Boulter & Steve McPhail.