Amelie’s Woburn Abbey Tri for Life raises £1,080


On Sunday 9th September, Hertesmere Primary School pupil, Amelie Geller (10) set herself the ultimate challenge, to take part in the Woburn Abbey Triathlon.

Read Amelie’s story in her own words below:

I am doing a triathlon to raise money for two amazing charities. The Roy Castle Foundation & Chai Cancer Care.  I really want to help so they can cure this illness as soon as possible. 

Roy Castle is a lung cancer foundation and Chai Cancer is a charity that helps people with cancer and friends and family affected by cancer. I would like to keep the funds raised as equal as possible.

You might think why a triathlon why not a Gymnastics comp or a color run? I want to do a triathlon because of my dad who does this for a living. He is so inspiring that I want to do it too. In the past many people I know have done marathons, Ironman and triathlons to raise money. 

I know a person who was really close to me her name was Katie. Unfortunately Katie got this illness and sadly passed away from it. When Katie was alive she kept raising money for people who also had that illness she taught me to raise money for people who are sick and not just care for myself. I really hope I can raise a lot of money for people like Katie.

Following the challenge, Amelie said: “I feel very proud of myself to have finished the triathlon, because I had so much fun and I have been training hard for it and it was all for two incredible causes which makes it ten times more enjoyable. I chose to do a triathlon because of my Dad who is so inspiring that he inspired me to do it (he is a personal trainer).”