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Charity Challengers Spending 24 Hours in Environmental Chamber

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After spending 24 hours in the University of Gloucestershire’s environmental chamber, Hannah Lawton and Jessie Van Beck will be one step closer to one of the greatest challenges on Earth.

The Bristol-based duo has teamed up for the Atlantic Rowing Race in memory of their friend, Eleanor Rose Ellis, who lost her battle with cervical cancer in May 2012.

The 2,900 mile race is from La Gomera to Antigua and Hannah and Jessie will be raising funds for Myton Hospice and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Hannah and Jessie are spending 24 hours in the environmental chamber at the University’s Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester, simulating real life conditions they may face during the challenge. They started this morning (Wednesday) at 10am.

Matt Cole, Lecturer in Sports, Exercise and Nutrition who also works with the Sports Performance Lab, said: “By spending the day in our environmental chamber Hannah and Jessie have been able to gain a unique and invaluable experience of the conditions they are likely to experience during their Atlantic row. This opportunity has allowed the girls to test different strategies to cope with the extreme nature of their challenge and will help ensure that they are adequately prepared for over two months at sea. We wish them the best of luck!”

To find out more about the fundraising campaign, please visit http://www.insfriends.org.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/InspirationalFriends

And for more information on the University of Gloucestershire’s Sports Performance Lab please visit www.glos.ac.uk/sportsperformance or visit the Performance Lab Twitter feed @UoGPerformance

About the University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire gained official university status in 2001 but has existed as an educational establishment for nearly 200 years. Our heritage lies in the Mechanics Institutes of the 1830s, with our Francis Close Hall campus founded in 1847 as the Cheltenham Training College.

Today, we have three thriving campuses, Francis Close Hall and The Park in Cheltenham, and Oxstalls in Gloucester, which are occupied by approximately 10,000 students. In 2010, the University invested £5 million in teaching facilities including a new, state-of-the-art media and art and design studios.

The University of Gloucestershire delivers approximately 100 undergraduate course choices including accounting, law, business and management, fine art, TV production, humanities, leisure and tourism, social work and education plus and a diverse range of postgraduate and research degrees, and professional courses. For more information visit www.glos.ac.uk

Souce: University of Gloucestershire

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