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Havant’s mayor Marjorie Smallcorn put her mayoral muscle to good use when she visited a women’s gym for Children in Need.

She enjoyed trying out the equipment at Energie Fitness for Women, in North Street, Havant.

Balloons and pictures of Pudsey Bear adorned the walls and a huge box of children’s toys stood in the centre of the gym.

The box was donated by Co-op Funeral Directors in Portsmouth and was handed over to Stuart Baldwin, chief executive of Smile Support and Care, which has just opened a new children’s respite centre in Waterlooville.

Mr Baldwin said: ‘The only word is magic - I can’t think of a better gift for the children.’

The day was organised by members Linda Tavener, 64, and Tina Somerville, 59, who dressed up for the occasion.

The gym raised more than £400 for Children in Need.

Cllr Smallcorn said: ‘It’s wonderful.’

Schools and businesses across the region took part in the annual BBC fundraiser.

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