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Volunteers get fighting fit for charity

Volunteers get fighting fit for charity

Fitness fans have raised more than £200 for a mental health charity with a gruelling five-hour ‘body combatathon’.

The event, organised and led by Life Leisure instructor Jodie Bannerman, saw 42 volunteers take part in the high-octane fitness class at Life Leisure’s Houldsworth Village in return for a donation to charity.

Jodie, from Stockport, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have raised £238 for such a worthwhile charity.

“Body combat classes usually last around 45 minutes but many of our participants stuck at it for several hours which is a huge achievement, I’m so proud of everyone for taking part.”

The money will be donated to the charities Rethink Mental Illness and MIND, which both work to improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness.

Jodie added:

“It was a great day and I’m still recovering, but it is made all worthwhile to know that our money will go some way to help people in need.”

For more information about Life Leisure go to https://www.lifeleisure.net/.

Pic 1 – Volunteers took part in a five hour combatathon in aid of charity

Pic 2 – David Smith leads a session

Pic 3 Dawn Pickford gets into action

Pic 4 Jiejie Lie gets in some high kicks

Pic 5 Life Leisure instructor Jodie Bannerman led the event

Pic 6 Leanne Pickford was one of the eager volunteers taking part

Pic 7 Michelle Platt enjoys a well-earned rest!

For further information contact: Rhiannon McDowall, Tel: 0161 694 3975, Email: rhiannon@weareic.com


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