Junior members of an Easington gym have smashed their fundraising target in support of the NHS.

The Jupiter Juniors youngsters, part of Jupiter Gym in Easington Village, set themselves a target of raising £1,000 for NHS Charities Together by completing a ’30-burpees in 30 consecutive days’ challenge.

But already they have raised over £2,600 and their collective efforts have seen them rank in the top three per cent of fundraising campaigns on the JustGiving page.

Justin Keegan, who runs Jupiter Gym, said: “We received an email yesterday to let the gang know they were in the top three per cent of fundraisers for the month of April. That’s out of 39,000 JustGiving pages – it’s a superb effort from the kids and we’re so proud of them.”

Justin confirmed the team of 17 – which includes his son Grayson and Alan and Lisa Moutter’s daughter Nieve – is now aiming to reach £3,000 for NHS frontline workers in their final week or the challenge.

To support the youngsters, you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/justin-keegan6