A CIRENCESTER gym is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a charity which helps victims of war by holding a three-day endurance challenge.

Simones Health Club, in Dyer Street, is taking part in the nationwide challenge, which will see people raising money by rowing, cycling and running non-stop for three hours.

They hope to raise thousands of pounds for Gym for Heroes, which supports the charity ‘Help for Heroes’, who provide direct and practical support to those injured in current conflicts.

Joe Freeman, 17, who works at Simones Health Club and who is organising the four-day event, says he hopes lots of people will join in and help raise funds.

He said: "It’s a great way to raise money for such a worthy cause while burning calories.

"It will be really enjoyable either doing it alone or taking part as a team.

"I am really pleased to be organising something for such a fantastic charity and being part of a nationwide challenge."

The challenge is being held for four days at Simones Health Club and starts on Tuesday July 27.

If you would like to take part and help raise money for Gym for Heroes visit www.gymforheroes.co.uk and follow the instructions to register.

People who have registered will receive a pack, which will include a ‘Help for Heroes’ T-shirt, water bottle, wristband and a medal on completion.