The 'Fit Reds' will take part in a gruelling ‘Three Peaks 12-hour Challenge’ later this month, all in the name of the British Heart Foundation.
The 24-mile hike over Yorkshire’s highest three peaks sees an ascent of 1,500 metres where stamina, endurance and fitness will be put to the test.
Men aged 35 and over are being offered the chance to play at Oakwell as part of a healthy lifestyles programme - ‘Fit Reds’ - which is being funded by the British Heart Foundation’s ‘Hearty Lives Project’.
Barnsley FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to tackle the high levels of cardiovascular disease in Barnsley.
Lee Thompson, Co-ordinator of the Fit Reds project, will also be joining the group on the trek. He said, “Many of our group would never have attempted what we are about to take on had they not joined the Fit Reds programme which is funded by the British Heart Foundation.
“We have trained hard over the last few months and we appreciate the support from the people of Barnsley. Any donation, big or small, is a massive factor in motivating the group.”
The BHF are a leading charity committed to tackling one of the nation’s biggest killers – Cardiovascular Disease.
If you are able to make a donation to the Fit Reds’ cause, please click here.
Are you interested in becoming a 'Fit Red'? This healthy lifestyle programme for men aged 35+ starts on Thursday 11th September - 7-9pm - and you can register by contacting Lee on 211333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.