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100,000 reps for 100 years: Fitness fan raises money for RAF Benevolent Fund centenary

A young mum of two from Lincolnshire has recently embarked on a fitness-focused fundraising challenge in order to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

23-year-old Sophie Bole, who lives at RAF Waddington, plans on completing 100,000 reps in the gym - from bicep curls to squats to barbell work - over the course of 200 consecutive days.

Sophie Bole Fundraiser

Aiming to raise £4,000 for the charity, she started her challenge in August 2019 and will be completing 500 reps every day until March 2020.

Sophie was inspired to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund after it supported her and her family following an accident 18 months ago.

Sophie said: "My partner is in the RAF and I was lucky to have the support of The RAF Benevolent Fund who helped me back on my feet after I injured my spine. They do amazing work supporting families and I honestly don't know where I'd be without them."

Sophie has previously fundraised for the charity.

Last year she completed a 100 mile running challenge in memory of Jonathan Bayliss, a Red Arrows engineer who was killed in a crash at RAF Valley.

You can show your support for Sophie’s epic challenge by donating via her JustGiving fundraising page.

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