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Debbie’s health scare kicks her into shape

Debbie Croston will be joining Lizzie Jones, Barrie McDermott, Terry O'Connor, Kevin Sinfield and 19 others as they all take on the National Three Peaks this weekend.

A few years ago, when Debbie had a health scare, she decided a big lifestyle change was needed – and she’s now a shadow of the person she used to be!

Debbie, an accountant from Westhoughton near Bolton, started training and eating well and went from a size 18 to a size 12. However, just when she was getting to peak fitness Debbie started to develop backache. After avoiding the doctors as she thought she may have pulled it whilst training, she eventually gave in and went, only to find out she had a cyst the size of a rugby ball on her right ovary.

Training had to stop training immediately and she had surgery in September last year. Thankfully it turned out to be non-cancerous but she was sidelined until January this year and had to start again.

When Debbie was given the nod to start training again, she signed up for Ultra White-Collar Boxing in April. This included eight weeks of boxing training and then an actual boxing match, in a ring, in front of live audience. She even managed to bag a victory.

On top of that, she raised just short of £1,000 for cancer research through donations and ticket sales.

Debbie has decided to keep up the boxing training, which she hopes will help her on the Three Peaks. On top of that, Debbie has taken on the Yorkshire Three Peaks and also complete Snowdon recently.

If you want to donate to Debbie’s Just Giving page, all donations can be made here and will go towards the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund.

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