Krypton Factor test for Cheryl

Polly, one with Mum Cheryl and Hannah
Polly, one with Mum Cheryl and Hannah
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SHE’S doing it for Bluebell Wood.

Cheryl Air is taking on an Endurer Challenge to raise money for the children’s hospice which cared for her daughter Polly in the last few months of her life.

Cheryl, aged 36, has signed up for the 8km Endurer Dash which takes place in Holmesfield on April 13.

She’s doing the challenge in memory of Polly who was born with a rare mitochondrial condition and lost her fight for life at just 14 months old, spending her last days at the children’s hospice in North Anston.

The Krypton Factor-style course, compiled by former Royal Marines Commandos, is packed full of obstacles to test stamina, strength, agility and determination. The tests include trudging through swamps, scaling a 7ft wall and crawling through mud.

Cheryl, from Bakewell, who also has a four-year-old daughter, Abbey, said: “Bluebell Wood is an amazing place that enables families to be together. I can’t thank staff enough for what the hospice did for us. They created so many priceless memories for my family. This is my way of giving something back and I’m so grateful for the support I have received.”

Heidi Megaughin, acting chief executive of the hospice, said: “This is a tremendous challenge that Cheryl is taking on and we hope everyone will get behind her. Cheryl has experienced the care we offer and it’s heart-warming to see her wanting to help others.”

Visit to support Cheryl.