Chesterfield former soldiers take on 7-day fasting challenge to help fund PPE for care workers

An extraordinary challenge is being undertaken by two former soliders in our area for charity 

Paratrooper Leon Cook and Royal Marine Pete Lawrence have been going without food all week- to raise money to provide PPE for local care workers

They're doing it on behalf of the military charity Pilgrim Bandits which works with injured men and women from the Military or Emergency Services directly or by utilising their experiences to inspire and encourage young people and children. 

Pete Lawrence and Paratrooper Leon Cook have been compete against each other in attempting to fast for up to seven days (168 hours).

Each individual has only be allowed to drink water, supplemented only with magnesium, potassium salts and vitamin C liposomal sachets.

The first individual to quit will then personally donate £500 into the pot. Just to add another degree of difficulty, both will have 75 reps of a specific exercise to complete each day (Commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE day). The exercise will obviously get harder as they both become weaker day by day.

Leon says they want to ensure care staff have the resources they need: "We feel it is really important that the carers have the correct protection at this moment in time. 

"They're doing a fantastic job looking after our elderly and people who need caring for and it's just right that they have the right protection."

You can find out more about the charity appeal here

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