Mum takes on year-long challenge amid pandemic to raise money for lifesavers - Magpas

Mum takes on year-long challenge amid pandemic to raise money for lifesavers

41 year old Becky Frewin from Ely has taken on a year-long fitness challenge to raise vital funds for her local air ambulance charity, Magpas Air Ambulance. A charity that’s close to her heart after knowing people who both work for the lifesaving service, and people who have needed it.

Despite starting the year like many other parents, home working and home schooling her two young daughters, Connie and Darcy, Becky pledged to complete 365 workouts in 365 days.

But that’s not Becky’s only challenge, she explains, “I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2016 after the birth of my second daughter and was put on lots of medication for it. To combat this I exercised and ate well and actually did a sponsored slim to lose enough weight to make the disease ‘dormant’ and come off all my medication.”

“In 2020 I, like a lot of people, put on some of the weight I’d lost due to being at home and less active. So I decided to not only resurrect the challenge but actually step it up a notch by losing 30lbs as well as completing a workout a day for the year – and that’s how this challenge was born!”

So, almost 100 days in, how’s Becky finding it? “Quite frankly it’s one of the only things that’s keeping me sane! It’s a difficult time for us all, but I’ve found a mixed martial arts based work out especially helps me to get any frustrations out!” She continues, “The biggest challenge has been my knees, I’ve actually found out I need them both replaced due to childhood injuries. But I want people to know that even with old and broken knees and two young kids, you can do it if you put your mind to it!”

Becky sums up, “I know that loads of charities have taken a hit due to COVID, so although money is tight it’s more important than ever to help.” If you want to sponsor Becky and help Magpas Air Ambulance save lives, you can donate to her Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rebecca-frewin2

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