Lorna to take on Stampede for charity

Lorna Beckett.
Lorna Beckett.
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A county woman is lacing up her trainers to take on a gruelling assault course this weekend to raise funds for charity.

Lorna Beckett from Cramlington is taking on the Newcastle Stampede at Newcastle Racecourse where she works as a customer service executive, to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts appeal.

Lorna will tackle the Stampede course which includes challenging obstacles such as water wipe out, hay bay hurdle and gladiator gauntlet alongside her sister-in- law Kate Beckett.

She said: “After sadly losing both of my grandfathers to heart disease, I realised so many people are affected by the disease in one way or another, but it is preventable and manageable, given the right resources and support.

“I’ve never signed up to anything like this before but I decided to take the plunge this year after joining Newcastle Racecourse.

“I wanted to help raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation so they can continue their research into heart failure, while supporting the racecourse in what always promises to be a fantastic event.

“We’re both really looking forward to it – even the muddy part.”