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Weightlifting in aid of Macmillan

Weightlifting in aid of Macmillan Weightlifting in aid of Macmillan
Updated: 9:43 am, May 07, 2015

A BOROUGH businessman is raising the bar on fund-raising by lifting one ton a minute for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Alan Wodzynski, who owns GTA Associates with his partner Gill, has been hitting the gym to boost funds for the charity after a number of close relatives lost their lives to the disease.

The fitness fanatic has taken up residency at the town’s PureGym where he lifts 55,000 kilos in 45 minutes on a combination of six different machines.

This includes leg lifts, chest lifts, calf raises and more, and totals about 105 repetitions on each machine without any time to rest in between.

The 65-year-old said he had raised a few eyebrows at the gym already.

“I used to very fit and I wanted to do something which would be achievable but still a challenge.”

So far £1,000 has been raised thanks to a coffee morning and a silent auction where a five star hotel stay in Cyprus and free meals at a variety restaurants are up for grabs.

Visit to place a bid in the auction and to donate to the gym challenge.