Staff at JW Fitness in Urmston put their stamina to the test as they competed in an indoor ski challenge to support our vital work.

The team tackled the notoriously strenuous SkiErg machine to clock up the distance, with 28 members of staff and spectators covering a whopping 436,823 metres,

John Warburton, owner of JW Fitness, even pushed himself to complete 200,000m individually over the 24-hour period.

Members of the gum and local community gathered to witness supporters tackling the gruelling fundraiser and take their chances on a raffle, where over 100 prizes were donated and won.

Thanks to their remarkable efforts, an incredible £7,988 has been raised raised for Jude's Fund, a Special Fund of the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Xanthe Hopkinson, Regional Relationship Manager at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:

Everyone here at #TeamBones is absolutely blown away by the endurance, resilience, and strength of these wonderful gymgoers! It is only with their generosity and support that we can continue to fund vital research to help improve outcomes for bone cancer patients. We are so grateful to all the staff at JW Fitness and fellow supporters of this wonderful fundraiser. You are all truly invaluable in our fight against this cruel disease.

Jude Anderton was just 11 years old when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his right arm in April 2017.

He started chemotherapy treatment at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, at which point doctors discovered many secondary tumours on his lungs.

Following two rounds of chemotherapy, Jude was given surgery to remove his humerus and replace it with a titanium prosthetic bone. He then received further surgery to his lungs.

Within weeks of completing his treatment, Jude's arm began to swell and become painful. Devastatingly, the tumour had returned to his arm, and had begun to spread to other parts of his body.

After trial chemotherapy at Birmingham Children's Hospital failed, Jude's family made the difficult decision to take him home, create new memories, and care for him. Heartbreakingly, Jude passed away in April 2018.

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