Norwich personal trainer organises 122-mile fund-raiser for two-year-old Noah’s cancer fight

Running, cycling, rowing and cross training the distance to Addenbrooke's hospital and back for the travel expenses of the family of Noah Beschorner-Barker at Style Health and Fitness, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams Running, cycling, rowing and cross training the distance to Addenbrooke's hospital and back for the travel expenses of the family of Noah Beschorner-Barker at Style Health and Fitness, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Monday, June 16, 2014
8:30 AM

A personal trainer was joined by clients and friends to run, cycle and row the 122 miles to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and back yesterday, as part of a fund-raiser for a two-year-old battling leukaemia.

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Two-year-old Noah Beschorner-Barker will have his final bout of chemotherapy and the family have high hopes that he will still be in remission. Picture: SubmittedTwo-year-old Noah Beschorner-Barker will have his final bout of chemotherapy and the family have high hopes that he will still be in remission. Picture: Submitted

Michelle Kime, 41, decided to embark on the challenge to raise funds for Noah Beschorner-Barker and his family.

The youngster spends most of his time undergoing treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, with his mother Vicky, while father Nick stays at home in Norwich to look after seven-year-old Zakk.

“I’ve known Vicky and Nick for quite a while. The family need as much help to spend time together now, it’s so sad,” Mrs Kime said.

On Sunday, the businesswoman - who owns Adrenalize personal training - went to Style Health and Fitness, on Ber Street, to brave the challenge.

The group took turns on treadmills, cross-trainers, bikes and rowing machines - averaging around nine miles each.

“It was brilliant, it went really well. We did it in just a little more than two hours,” Mrs Kime, who lives on Dereham Road, said.

She added: “It was so nice to get a group of people together for such an amazing cause. People were saying that it was so nice to be able to participate in something like that.”

Although the fitness expert wasn’t able to say how much the event raised, she said that the fund-raiser had helped the Beschorner-Barker family reach their target of £1,000.

The group are also involved in other fund-raising activities - with a bake sale last week raising more than £200 for the family.

Noah is now three quarters of the way through his chemotherapy and his family are feeling positive for the future - but the distance has proved difficult.

Since he was diagnosed three months ago, Noah has had just three trips home - with Mr Beschorner-Barker only able to visit at the weekends.

“It’s been very hard. We have a close family and, well, for Noah being apart from Zakk it has been very hard”, Mr Beschorner-Barker said.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/7gggzw

Do you have a fund-raising story for us? Contact newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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