*Newsflash!! They did it and raised a staggering £3,100 for SSNAP, £2600 over their original target!! Thank you SO much you are true SSNAP Superheroes! xxx*
High Wycombe Firefighter Dave Herron and members of White Watch, take on a gruelling HIIT based exercise session for a full 24 hours this Easter, in the Eden Shopping Centre in High Wycombe for SSNAP!
SSNAP are so grateful to Dave Herron and his colleagues for taking on this incredible 24 hour HIIT Challenge this Easter to raise money for SSNAP, after we supported his family and baby son Joseph on the unit last year.
Firefighter Dave Herron of White Watch, High Wycombe said:
“On Saturday 16th April myself, firefighter Dave Herron of White Watch, and several others, will be undertaking a very gruelling fitness challenge all in aid of a local charity close to my heart, and who were a godsend to my wife and I when our son was born with difficulties in May last year.
SSNAP helped us so much through some very traumatic times as they do for so many other families in the same position.
I wanted to be able to give something back to them as a way of saying thank you for all the support they gave us, and the best way I could see to do this was to push myself and others to our complete limits by taking on this challenge. And to also raise some awareness for SSNAP and all the amazing work they do.
This year will be their 40th Anniversary and we will be raising money as part of their ‘#SSNAP40 Together Challenge,’ their appeal to raise a further £40,000 for the charity in their birthday year.
We start at 12.00 noon outside Decathlon in the Eden Shopping Centre in High Wycombe, and we will sweat our way through a 50minute “Joe Wicks” HIIT based session on the hour for every hour for 24 hours. It will be a killer but, in my eyes, worth all the sweat, strains and blisters.
We will be taking donations throughout the event and through my Just Giving page.
We would love to see as many people as possible coming down to the Eden Shopping centre to cheer us on, and support this incredible charity, helping SSNAP be there for little ones and their parents, and the amazing NHS staff that care for them on the neonatal unit.
Martin Realey, Charity Lead for SSNAP said:
‘We feel extremely honoured that firefighter Dave and his amazing group of friends have decided to support SSNAP by taking on this incredible 24-hour challenge! We are so pleased that we were able to be there to support Dave, his wife and his gorgeous son Joseph at a time when they needed us most last year.
2022 marks an incredible year for such a small local charity as is SSNAP. This year, we will have been supporting premature sick babies, their parents and the amazing NHS staff that care for them for 40 years at the John Radcliffe Hospital! As part of this, we have created the #SSNAP40 Together Challenge, our anniversary appeal looking to raise an additional £40,000 for the charity to enable us to be there for families like the Herron’s and their little superheroes.
We are incredibly grateful to Dave and his friends for putting themselves through 24 hours of sweat and endurance, to enable us to achieve our goal.”