Caroline Flack’s close friends and family to raise money for charity with two-day mountain climb

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Personal trainer Bradley Simmonds has announced that he will be leading a charity challenge titled Climb For Caroline to honour the memory of Caroline Flack.

Love Island host Caroline tragically died by suicide on 15 February this year at the age of 40.

Caroline’s close friend and personal trainer Bradley Simmonds wants to raise awareness and money for charity in her name.

Alongside members of Caroline's family, Bradley will be joined by a number of her close friends including Louise Redknapp, Lou Teasdale, Mollie Grosberg, Nana Acheampong and Zoe Hardman, who will climb 24 peaks in 24 hours.

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They will be climbing with Charity Challenge and WOW Hydrate to raise awareness and increase support for leading suicide prevention charity, Samaritans.

They will be trekking 12 hours each day, taking on the infamous iconic mountains across the Lake District, hoping to raise money to help others.

Bradley said: “I was Caroline's personal trainer and good friend. I was devastated at the loss and still am.

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“I know how much exercise helped Caroline with her mental health so I wanted to create a challenge where her family and friends can come together and do something powerful in her memory.

“Hopefully this challenge will raise awareness for others to seek support whilst also raising money for Samaritans.”

Sarah Ball, Head of Fundraising at Samaritans said: “We are extremely grateful to Bradley for choosing to raise vital funds for Samaritans, which will help us be there at any time of day or night to support anyone who is struggling to cope.

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“Suicide is complex and every single death by suicide is a tragedy that devastates families, friends and communities. We wish Bradley and Caroline’s friends and family the best of luck on the hills with their fundraising challenge.”

Climb For Caroline will take place in Spring, 2021.

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