Fareham leisure centres to raise cash for diabetes charity

TWO leisure centres will be spending this month calling on their members to raise money for charity.

Monday, 1st May 2017, 6:19 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:45 pm

The Fareham and Holly Hill leisure centres, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Fareham Borough Council, has launched the month-long campaign for a diabetes organisation.

Starting today, a variety of activity challenges for members, guests and colleagues will raise cash for JDRF who research type 1 diabetes.

Every week of the month will focus on a different activity, from physical challenges to fancy dress fitness.

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Staff from Everyone Active will also be taking part in Ride to Cure, a static bike competition organised by JDRF at the Royal Exchange in London.

Contract manager Ryan Grant said: ‘JDRF is a charity very close to our hearts. We hope to raise funds for those affected by type 1 diabetes as well as increase awareness of the condition.

‘Our month of activity is the perfect opportunity for people to try new ways of getting active while raising money for a fantastic cause.

‘We are offering a variety of activities for people of all ages and abilities and we really hope to inspire the community.’