TWO Irvine fitness instructors have smashed the target on their greatest challenge to date

Lorraine Howie and Drew Wilson of Dual Fitness took part in a challenge to lift 1million kilos in 24 hours to fundraise for Prostate Cancer UK charity.

The pair decided to raise money after Lorraine’s dad and brother, who are both called John, were diagnosed with the disease.

She told the Times it’s a cause close to her heart.

She said: “My dad watched a documentary about prostate cancer and decided to go and get himself checked even though he had no symptoms at all.

“When he went they said his blood levels were not right and from there he was diagnosed with having an aggressive form of prostate cancer.

“We just couldn’t believe that he had shown no signs or symptoms whatsoever. It really is a silent killer.

“ If he hadn’t just taken it upon himself to get checked after watching that TV show, he would not be here today.”

While Lorraine’s dad, who is 74, was fighting the disease the family were dealt a further blow when her brother was also diagnosed with it.

She added: “My brother is only 51 and now he is fighting it too. That’s why I wanted to raise money for the charity and also to raise awareness of the disease because it really can just creep up on you and because, quite often there are no warning signs, you might discover it too late.”

Lorraine and business parter Drew joined forces with some of their gym members to bench press, squat, and lift kettle bells to reach their target of 1million kilos last Friday.

Between them they have managed to smash their fundraising target of £1,000 and have raised £3,316 with more money still to be collected.