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Take On '24-in-24' Challenge

Published on 29th April 2013 by Tom Tainton

Capella Foundation launch mammoth fitness event

The Capella Foundation will launch the gruelling ‘24-in-24 Challenge’ in May, to raise funds for the Bristol based charity ‘The Mother and Baby Trust’, who carry out research into advanced medical treatments.

The brainchild of Clifton RFC’s Mathew Britton and his wife Lucy, the Capella Foundation was created in January 2013 after the couple tragically lost one identical twin in the womb.

Made up of twenty-four hour-long exercise sessions, The 24-in-24 Challenge is a monumental fitness challenge which invites everybody to take part.

All abilities are catered for with tasks ranging from spinning, Zumba and Body Pump to the more gruelling car pull, 1000kg lift and mud runner.

A full timetable of events can be found on the ‘Our Challenge’ page of

This mammoth contest is taking place on Saturday 18th May, starting at 12pm in Canford Park, Westbury-on-Trym and lasting until 1pm on Sunday 19th May, with activities ending in David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Westbury-on-Trym.

Mathew, who is part of the seven-strong ‘Capella Wolfpack’ signed up for every event, said: “This is the first event of its kind for the Foundation and we have been overwhelmed by the support we have already received.

“We want to make this day as inclusive as possible, so anyone can join in on any of the activities at any time throughout the 24 hours.

“There will of course be the core Wolfpack aiming to complete every challenge in the time allowed, but anyone who wants to come along and just give it a go, check out the timetable online, grab your trainers, some colourful lycra and join us. Every little counts, even when it comes to the hard sweat and tears!”

Keep up to date on plans for the 24-in24 via, on Facebook and also on Twitter @twinklecapella.

To donate via The Capella Foundation’s My Donate page, please go to: