From midday on the 10th December until midday the next day CrossFit Tamworth will be holding a Charity 24hrs WODathon (Workout of the Day) in aid of Blesma…

The challenge was created by Mark Oscroft, a former Soldier who served for 11 years with the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters and is now the owner of CrossFit Tamworth.

Mark said: “I heard about Blesma through friends who I have worked with both in and out of the Army including some who have been looked after by Blesma. Them saying what a massive help Blesma have been after their accidents made me think that we need to get more help to charities that are making a real difference!”

Those taking part in the Crossfit Challenge will be completing a series of workouts (a ‘WOD’), non-stop, for an hour at a time. There are 2 more spaces for people to complete the full 24hrs with those participants getting a goodie bag provided by Icon Nutrition. There are also 10 spaces for anyone to come down and try the WODs for £5 per WOD which goes straight to Blesma. Those who want to take part must know how to complete most of the exercises which include: squats, shoulder press, deadlifts, pull-ups, clean & jerk, snatch, running, running with sand bags, press-ups and wall ball shots.

Christina Crook, Fundraising Relationship Executive at Blesma says: “It is always enjoyable working with fundraisers, like Mark, who are so passionate about the work Blesma does. Mark is a great guy although a little crazy – he is going straight back into work the next day after a ‘short nap’! Each hour of this gruelling challenge is dedicated to different fallen soldiers which I find incredibly moving, so I really do hope the Tamworth community join in and show their support”

There is also entertainment for those who come to cheer including a live DJ, food stands, a raffle and IronBar Coffee stand where the profits will go to Blesma.

To support the challenge you can donate here

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless service men and women, their widows and dependants. It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.