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Intrepid's Longest Squash Marathon & Squash-a-Thon

Fundraising for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity
raised of £8,000 target
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We work to deliver the best hospice care to for local patients and their families.


This month  Alex and Michael are attempting to break the world record for the longest ever squash marathon. It's madness, total madness!

Michael has played squash for over 30 years and likes to challenge himself so talked Alex into it using his silky and persuasive tones!

Alex has been around squash his whole life and have much to be thankful for with regards to this. He grew up within Thame Squash Club in the 80/90s including a stint of actually living in the building. Squash has given him a great social life and a competitive outlet no matter where in the world. His motivation in this stems from losing his amazing Mum last year to cancer. She provided everything to Alex and siblings including building Thame Squash Club with raw spirit and determination, at enormous financial risk to herself and my older siblings in 1975.

The training has been fun and it's been good to knuckle down on fitness, strength and squash training after a lack lustre return season after Covid lockdowns. The challenge itself however, at a target of 40 continuous hours of play, is going to be brutal. This is where your support would be really helpful, either in person over the event cheering with a beer, watching our live feed broadcast or sponsoring.

If you are able to sponsor even in a small way, we and the good people at Florence will be eternally grateful.

The attempt will be from 4am on Friday 16th Sept to (hopefully) around 8pm the following day at Tring Squash Club. Supporters at the club are welcome and there is an overnight team squashathon on Friday night (8am-8pm) and a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tring Squash Club on Saturday as well. 

An AMAZING SQUASH EVENT for an amazing cause!

Your donations will help raise funds for a bladder scanner:

‘The bladder scanner, allows clinicians to quickly and accurately measure bladder volume, would be used to help treat a variety of patients in the Hospice. A bladder scan identifies any residual urine after the bladder has been emptied, which if left untreated, can lead to infections and increased pain and discomfort. At present we have to borrow a scanner from the hospital or move the patient to where the scanner is located within the hospital. This is happening several times every week. By having a scanner in the building we will cause less disruption and be able to scan promptly and effectively. The new scanner will enable us to improve the care we are giving to our patients.’

The cost of a hospital grade bladder scanner is around £7,500.

About the charity

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity provides comprehensive and high-quality care for local people with life-limiting illnesses wherever and whenever they need it. We support their loved ones and carers through the toughest of times. We help families make the most of every day together.

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