The Man in the Big Pink Dress
23rd November 2015
Colin Burgin-Plews, known as The Man in the Big Pink Dress, announced recently that an injury may mean he’ll never run again.
The 47-year-old from South Shields has just passed the £15,000 mark of his £100,000 fundraising target for charity Breast Cancer Now.
After seeing the story in the Gazette the team at Lifestyle Fitness South Shields, got in touch to offer Colin a free year’s membership and personal training sessions to help heal his injury and continue raising cash for his chosen charity.
Jonathan Henderson, a membership consultant at the gym, said: “We saw the story in the paper and thought if someone is doing that much to help other people, then we should do what we can to help him when he needs it. I think everyone has a connection to cancer and it’s an important thing that Colin is doing. We’ll give him an initial consultation to assess his injury and what he can do to help it heal and talk to him about what exercise he should be doing and his diet, and any supplements he could take to reduce the inflammation. I’ll do whatever I can to help him raise money for the charity."
Colin was left almost speechless when told about the gesture. He said: “I really can’t believe it. I’ve been thinking that it’s going to take me so long to hopefully get over my injury and run again. I’d have no idea how to exercise to help heal my injury so having them help me and let me use the gym for free for a whole year is just unbelievable."
If you would like to donate to support Colin you can visit his just giving page by clicking here.