The bouncing has begun!
Chris “Tigger” Tonge launched his 24-hour bounce-athon in the Ultimate Digital centre on Monday – and will bounce all week through to Friday, October 11 to complete his mission.
And aside from Chris bouncing along to topical tunes in his Tigger suit, there is plenty of fun and activities for visitors who are invited to pop along to the offices on Europarc this week.
Perhaps a trip down memory lane with a go on a pogo stick or a space hopper, a mini trampoline or skipping… or bring members of your team along to race against each other on the full assault course.
The event is all in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice – so whether you fancy a go at the bounce assault course, or you’d just like a cuppa and a slice of cake, you will be made very welcome. And there’s even a few spare Tigger suits for anyone wanting to have a go at the bungee bounce.
For a small donation of course!
The event has been staged to coincide with National Hospice Care Week, which runs this week, and is part of Ultimate Packaging’s initiative to undertake 40 fundraising events for our local hospice in its 40th anniversary year.
After a warm-up from personal trainer Jack Coward of Black Wolf Co, colleagues at Ultimate and from St Andrew’s Hospice counted Chris down to begin The Ultimate Bounce-athon.
So how did it go on day one?
“I managed to notch up five hours,” said Chris, who will be back in his Tigger suit today and all this week to hit that 24-hour target.
“The calves were a bit sore,” he added, so any support and encouragement will be gratefully received.
And you can always have a go yourself.
Jack Coward will be inviting you to put your fitness to the test with a free (for a donation!) training session from 11.30am on Wednesday – come on!
Participants will be put through their paces on the bouncy assault course – you know you’ve always wanted to try a pogo stick…
The big finale will be on Friday – as Chris aims for the finish line on his 24-hour marathon.
Middlethorpe School pupils will be visiting from Cleethorpes in the morning for a training session with Jack, before Paul Walker from Walkers Total Fitness starts a skipathon session from noon and there’s a boogie bounce class on mini trampolines from 12.30pm – join in, just £2 a class.
St Andrew’s Hospice children’s unit will also visit in the afternoon before Jack helps to push Chris across the finish line.
“It’s all to raise money for the hospice, which is such a good cause,” said Chris.
“We’d love you to come down and join in so we can help the hospice in their 40th year.”
Donate on your visit or at https://heartmyhospice.everydayhero.com/uk/the-ultimate-challenge
Come and join in!