Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

From Crossfit to Tassie; Fundraisers' Tough Trek Pays Off

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

From Crossfit to Tassie; Fundraisers' Tough Trek Pays Off

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Byline: Mitchell Crawley mitchell.crawley@tweeddailynews.com.au

A GROUP who bonded over crossfit workouts has taken on one of Tasmania's toughest treks to raise $10,000 for the Murwillumbah District Hospital.

The four women in the group, Alison Peters, Nicole McDermott, Paris York and Shauna Hughes, completed the 65km Overland Track in Tasmania earlier this year.

Ms Peters, who had previously trekked the track with her parents, said the group connected through local crossfit classes and decided to test themselves with another challenge that would have more than just health benefits.

"The four of us were talking and wanted to raise some money for the hospital," she said.

"Some of the women have had babies here and we really just wanted to help."

Local businesses sponsored the group, and they were supported by the MDH United Hospital Auxiliary. The funds are set to be split evenly between the hospital's emergency department and the birthing suite. …

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