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Harrogate man celebrates 71st birthday with epic stairmaster challenge for charity

Rob Northfield will take on the epic challenge in support of Henshaws.

A Harrogate man will celebrate his 71st birthday by climbing stairs for three hours in support of local charity Henshaws.

Rob Northfield, a devoted patron of Henshaws, will take on the stairmaster for three hours all before his 71st birthday, with an ambitious goal to raise £7,100. 

His dedication has already brought in over £6,000, showcasing the power of community support.

It’s all part of the Henshaws Hundreds Challenge’ - an effort to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those living with disabilities and visual impairments.

As part of the challenge, DJ Rory Hoy, who is also a proud Henshaws Ambassador, has created a marathon DJ mix of 100 tunes available for download. 

Rory, who has autism himself, is a passionate advocate for raising awareness and understanding of the condition. 

His award-winning tracks and collaborations with legends like Fatboy Slim demonstrate his exceptional talent and Henshaws are very lucky for all of the work he does to support their cause.

Henshaws Hundred

This June, hundreds of people across the UK will be taking part in the beloved ‘Henshaws Hundreds Challenge’ in an effort to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those living with disabilities and visual impairments.

In the UK, 22 out of every 100 people live with a disability. For the whole of June, Yorkshire charity Henshaws is rallying supporters to raise £100 in ways that reflect their passions and talents.

This inclusive event welcomes everyone, regardless of ability, to contribute creatively—whether it’s a community bake sale, a neighbourhood concert, a marathon treadmill session, or an artistic endeavour. Every effort, no matter how small, can make a profound impact.

A Henshaws spokesperson said:

“Whether you have a passion for running, walking, singing, baking, or any other interest, we encourage you to set a unique #HenshawsHundreds goal. 

“Participate individually or rally a team of friends, family, or colleagues. We will be with you every step of the way, cheering you on and celebrating your dedication.”

For more information and to sign up, visit the website to set up your fundraising page: https://henshaws.enthuse.com/cf/henshaws-hundreds-2024 or contact the fundraising team at fundraising@henshaws.org.uk.

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