A weightlifting competition with a difference is taking place in Alfreton this weekend (Saturday December 1). Organiser Lizz Walters has decided to turn her hobby into a fundraiser for a charity very close to her heart, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).
“My niece Trinity was born with a rare liver disease and received a life-saving transplant when she was just four weeks old, says Lizz. “My brother and his family have received a great deal of information and support from Children’s Liver Disease Foundation since her diagnosis and we know that they continue to be there for Trinity as she grows up. She celebrated her 10th birthday this year and wants to mark it by raising £500 for CLDF. We thought we would give her a helping hand and hopefully help her to smash that target!”
‘Deadlift All the Way’ will take place from 2pm at the Atlas Workout Warehouse in Alfreton. Competitors, whose ages range from fifty something to just 11, are paying £10 to enter while spectators can come along for just £2 each.
“There will be prizes for both male and female categories and thanks to the generosity of local businesses we also have some fantastic raffle prizes,” adds Lizz.
“It will be a really fun afternoon. We want to celebrate the fact that Trinity is doing so well and raise funds and awareness for a charity which means a great deal to us.”
Alison Taylor, Chief Executive of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation commented: “CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all childhood liver diseases, by providing information and emotional support, funds for research and a voice for all those affected. In order to do this, however, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations, so we’re delighted to hear that Trinity is celebrating her birthday by raising funds for us and that Lizz is helping us in this way. It’s a great idea and we wish all competitors the best of luck!”
For further information about Deadlift all the Way contact Lizz Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on CLDF visit childliverdisease.org.