Business Battle-axe Amanda Vigar is facing one of her toughest challenges ever – a triathlon in aid of two charities.
Amanda, who is Managing Partner at V&A Bell Brown, is taking part in the Last of the Summer Tri on October 4 to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and One Good Turn.
The endurance challenge will involve swimming 400 metres at Holmfirth Pool, riding a bicycle 24km around Holmfirth that has a total ascent of 320.14 m and a maximum elevation of 195.45m, and then running 5.6K on a similar route to the cycle.
Amanda, whose business is based in Holmfirth, said: “I like to exercise to wind down after a hard day’s work and I thought why not put this to good use by raising money for charity. As I reached 50 this year, I told myself it was now or never!
“As the Business Battle-Axe, I am used to throwing down the gauntlet - or in my case brandishing my rolling pin – and taking on challenges both inside and outside of work. This is certainly going to be one of the toughest challenges I have taken on – but I am thoroughly enjoying it.
“I have chosen to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association as it is especially close to my heart as I lost my Dad to this horrible disease in 2013. The other worthy cause is One Good Turn, which does great work improving the quality of life of individuals and families experiencing poverty and isolation.”
The MNDA is dedicated to improving care and support for people affected by MND, funding and promoting research, and campaigning and raising awareness so the needs of people with MND are addressed by society.
One Good Turn, based in Lockwood, Huddersfield, offers practical support, such as providing household essentials such as washers, cookers, fridge freezers, beds and other household furniture. It also offers a listening ear and signposts people to specialist services if further help is required.
Anyone who would like to support Amanda’s fundraising efforts can log onto to her mydonate pages: