We love raising money for wonderful causes – whether it’s eating cake in aid of Macmillan or giving away free week vouchers in aid of our local hospital. For the third time since we opened in 2013, we have spent our summer meeting new people, giving away free stuff and raising much appreciated money for the Royal Lancaster Infirmary Children’s Ward.
For all those who have been a part of our free week fundraiser, we want to thank you! Whether you have invited friends, shared our Facebook posts or enjoyed a free week yourself, without your help we wouldn’t have reached our target and, yet again, managed to raise an impressive amount for the RLI.
In summary, 32 people came along to our gym and took advantage of our free week offer (including all classes and as much gym as they could fit in!) – We even had 7 in one day (which, from the comfort of my office, was amusing to watch as the trainers remembered so many names). We are now extremely pleased to tell you that the majority have decided to stick around and join us on one of our no contract, no sign-up fee, monthly memberships (yay!).
This week we received an overwhelming testimonial from the very lovely Radka, who joined us at the start of our fundraiser and is now reaping the benefits of joining…
I have been recently signed off work with stress. Being a successful and very driven person, this has left me feeling fairly useless. My friend Mark suggested joining him at his regular Blast Class sessions one Friday morning. I have always loved sport and so I said yes, how hard could it be… When we entered the gym, we were welcomed by a smiling Anna who already knew my name and made me feel like a part of the family. My first class with Neil boosted my confidence so much that I started believing in myself again. The encouragement from the fantastic instructors Neil, Julie and Kev has helped me regain my old self. The feeling of belonging and kindness cannot be expressed through any words. My “classmates” of all shapes and sizes with a constant smile on their faces and a wonderful feeling of camaraderie have made all the hard work so much fun and joy. I owe these guys a lot, not to mention my friend Mark who has made it to the board as the gym member of the month. This is a very special gym, shhhh, don’t tell anyone though. Thank you all for helping me find a way back to myself… and the bikini look isn’t too shabby either”
So, (drumroll please) we are extremely proud to declare that we raised a fantastic £244.50 for the RLI Children’s Ward!
This outshines last year by £34.50, and makes our grand total raised for The RLI Children’s Ward a fantastic £609.50!! What an achievement! We would like to say a special thank you to those members who donated a bit more to the pot and those who took part in our Olympic challenges (scroll down to see the final medal table). We’ve said it before and we will say it again, we have a really lovely, friendly and wonderful bunch of members at Train Together!