Port Solent gym will fundraise for hospice

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A CHILDREN’S hospice has been chosen as a gym company’s charity of the year.

David Lloyd Leisure in Port Solent has launched its partnership with Naomi House during Children’s Hospice Week, which is organised by charity Together for Short Lives, and draws to a close today.

The club will raise money for Naomi House, which helps children with life-threatening illnesses from the Portsmouth area, as part of a national partnership between the gym firm and charity.

Fiona Hansford, corporate account fundraiser at Naomi House, said: ‘We’re delighted David Lloyd Leisure will be raising money for us over the next year. The support will help us provide vital care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.’

Gym staff were due to dress as superheroes today in order to kick off fundraising.

General manager Laura Wright said: ‘We’re excited to be launching the partnership and look forward to seeing our members and team members take part in our superhero fundraising activities.’