Harrogate woman takes on yoga challenge for Henshaws Hundreds
A Harrogate woman has committed to do 100 sun salutations as part of the Henshaws Hundreds challenge in a bid to raise funds for the charity.
Joy Evans will be taking on 10 of the yoga moves per day for ten days, waking up at 5.30am to complete them before her working day.
The challenge begins on Monday, September 21.
Joy said: "My yoga teacher Judi suggested supporting Henshaws by challenging us as a team to do 100 yoga sun salutations each for Henshaws Hundreds.
"My personal challenge is to do ten each day for the ten days of the challenge - I normally only do 2 salutations in a morning holding at the downward dog pose for five breaths, rather than ten, so this is a big step up for me.
"I made a start on September 1, getting up a little earlier each morning, slowly increasing my number of salutations and breaths and to build up strength in my wrists for the holding pose, building up to ten salutations ready for the start of the challenge.
"I have been greeted by a beautiful sunrise as a bonus of the earlier start!
"I am greatly encouraged by those who have already donated to support me and Henshaws. It is National Eye Health Week while our challenge is taking place and we hope to raise awareness of the gift of sight and the support Henshaws provides to those with sight loss."
Henshaws is asking people to take part in the fundraiser, by doing their own 100 challenge across the ten days - whether it's swimming, cycling, running or walking - and getting sponsored to do it.
The challenge can also be undertaken as a group.
The charity is calling on the public to support it as much as possible following the coronavirus pandemic, which has been catastrophic for many charities.
To get involved, visit www.henshawshundreds.org.uk/