Aberdeen students take on six-kilometre challenge for charity …. on spacehoppers!

Iqra Saleem, Lindsey Williamson and Heather Train on spacehoppers.

A group of students are gearing up to take on a charity challenge which is a blast from the past – and a childhood favourite pastime.

The Robert Gordon University Trampolining Club will be taking on a six-kilometre sponsored spacehop challenge over the weekend, swapping their trampolines for retro spacehoppers.

As part of their annual fundraising efforts for the club, members decided to help others by raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

All the money raised will be split equally between the club and the Trust.

It will see 15 people bouncing down the Beach Esplanade all the way from Footdee to Bridge of Don tomorrow – a whopping total of 6 kilometres, or almost four miles.

President of the RGU Trampolining Club Lindsey Williamson, has been part of the team for three years, and will be taking part this weekend.

She said: “We have somebody in the Scotland trampolining team that has cystic fibrosis. We had to raise money for our club so we thought we’d raise money for them at the same time.

“It’s been done before by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

“We do a lot of fundraising throughout the year but this is our main big one.

“They did it about three years ago when I first joined but we haven’t done it since.

“There’s about 15 of us that will be taking part.”

Aiming to raise £1,000, members of the club have already been out on the streets with buckets to collect funds, and have managed to raise £350 before the event has even started.

They are still taking sponsors for the day, with the event running from 1pm until 4pm.

The sports club is open to members of all abilities, and train twice a week in the RGU Sport building at the university.

Attending various events across the country, they have competitions upcoming in the new year, and take part in the Scottish Student Sport League as well as the Manchester and Irish Student Trampoline Open.

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