Sarah Brown and Lorraine Kelly are going head-to-head in the ultimate Olympic challenge when they tackle a modern pentathlon at the University of Bath to raise money for the charity PiggyBankKids.
Sarah is President of PiggyBankKids having founded the charity (charity registration number is 1092312) in 2002 with the aim of giving children in the UK the best possible opportunity to live healthy and happy lives.
She recruited Lorraine Kelly when the ITV presenter asked what she could do to help the charity.
The pair have already started training for the challenge, which will take place at Pentathlon GB’s High Performance Centre at the University of Bath. Britain’s top modern pentathletes are currently training at the University ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Sarah and Lorraine will tackle the disciplines that make up the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon – fencing, swimming, riding and a run/shoot – all in one day.
Their progress is being charted on Lorraine’s ITV1 morning show Lorraine and they have already raised almost £6000 for PiggyBankKids.
Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at the University of Bath, said: “We’re looking forward to hosting the challenge along with Pentathlon GB.
“It’s an ambitious challenge for Lorraine and Sarah to have undertaken and I’d like to wish them the best of luck for their preparations and for the challenge itself,” he added. “We’re also pleased to be associated with such a worthwhile charity at PiggyBankKids.”
The competition between the pair is part of the Gold Challenge, the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic sport-based charity challenge that is part of the London 2012 legacy programme.
To sponsor Sarah and Lorraine please go to their JustGiving page
For further information about the PiggyBankKids charity please go to piggybankkids.org PiggyBankKids charity registration number is 1092312
Lorraine and Sarah’s challenge is part of the Gold Challenge, which is the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic sport-based charity challenge and is part of the London 2012 legacy programme.
For further information about sport at the University of Bath please see the Team Bath website at www.teambath.com
The University of Bath is The Sunday Times University of the Year 2011/12.