Fareham Leisure Centre challenges residents to month of fitness

Everyone Active Fareham Leisure Centre has organised activities for Anthony Nolan Trust awareness month, to raise money for the charity
Everyone Active Fareham Leisure Centre has organised activities for Anthony Nolan Trust awareness month, to raise money for the charity
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As part of National Fitness Day, Fareham Leisure Centre wants residents to take part in a month-long charity campaign.

Starting tomorrow, the initiative aims to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity which matches individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people who desperately need lifesaving transplants.

The campaign has been organised by the centre’s operator Everyone Active and Fareham Borough Council to bring together both National Fitness Day and National Blood Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout September.

Each week guests to the centre will be challenged to take on a different activity, ranging from fitness, swimming and group exercises.

As a company Everyone Active has already encouraged more than 700 people to become a donor for Anthony Nolan, and has raised more than £30,000 for the charity through its previous work.

Everyone Active general manager Ryan Grant said: ‘We are going to do everything we can to raise as much money as possible for those suffering from blood disease and their families while raising awareness of Anthony Nolan.

‘National Fitness Day is a perfect opportunity to get everyone involved in trying out a new activity and to launch our awareness month for the charity.

‘We are offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and abilities throughout the day and the ensuing month.’

The campaign will run until October 11. The centre is asking everyone who takes up the challenge to donate a minimum of £1 to the charity, along with £1 from each new membership going to Anthony Nolan.

The activities will start on National Fitness Day when participants will be challenged to cycle, run and row at least 1km on each activity.

In addition, members and guests will be challenged to see who can swim the most lengths in 30 minutes.

To find out more about the activities taking place at Fareham Leisure Centre, visit everyoneactive.com or you can donate via justgiving.com/everyoneactive15-16.