Francesca Burdett

1 million kg 24 hour charity lift

Fundraising for Phyllis Tuckwell
by 51 supporters
In memory of June Burdett
Phyllis Tuckwell

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We provide free specialist end of life care to adults in West Surrey & N.E. Hampshire


On the 24th and 25th of February Francesca and Martin have set themselves the tremendous challenge of attempting to lift a total of 1 million KG each, at Energie Fitness Sandhurst, in the space of just 24 hours. This challenge will require Martin and Francesca to lift a million kilograms on various machines in the gym over the course of the set time period. This will be an extremely taxing challenge for them as it will require them to lift a minimum of 41,667 kg each hour with minimal rest to successfully complete the challenge in the designated time. An example of how it will be worked out is that if they completed 10 reps of 100kg on the bench press that would put 1000kg towards their 1 million KG total goal. This challenge is predominantly an endurance challenge rather than strength, that will be an extreme mental and physical challenge for them both. However a huge accomplishment for them both to complete, with just 1 other person completing it to the best of our knowledge.

So, why are they doing this? Francesca’s nan sadly passed away late in 2022. She spent the last few years of her life in the accompaniment of the Phylis Tuckwell hospice, on day visits. it was one the few social pleasures she had in the last few years of her life, loving  each moment she spent with them. Phylis Tuckwell  were amazing for June and were essentially a life line, the care and support they offered was something that could never be repaid. They helped make the final years of her life some of the best they could be. Francesca wants to give back to Phyllis Tuckwell by completing this challenge by raising money for the hospice so they can continue the brilliant care and love they provide to anyone who may need their support. Martin is also raising money for the hospice in support of them as well as to see what he is truly capable of, pushing his mind and body to its limits.

About the charity

Phyllis Tuckwell

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For over 40 years Phyllis Tuckwell has been supporting and caring for patients and families who have been given the worst possible news in West Surrey & North East Hampshire. We rely on the support of our community as we have to raise over £25,000 every day to continue our amazing services.

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