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Preston charity raises £5,000 through Workoutathon fundraiser

Posted on - 2nd March, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Preston News, Preston North End, Sport
Rainbow Hub Workoutathon

A charity fundraiser saw over 80 people take part and raise almost £5,000 for the charity.

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The Rainbow Hub held their eighth Workoutathon which saw participants take part in three hours of workouts which included Rockbox, Zumba, HIIT, Body Combat/Attack and Freestyle Yoga.

The Rainbow Hub offers rehab services for children and young people who have physical and neurological disabilities.

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The event was supported by JMW Solicitors LLP and Furness Building Society and it took place in The Great Room, Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston on Sunday 20th February.

This year saw the return of the event being in person after it went virtual last year due to the pandemic.

The classes were taken by qualified fitness instructors – Rachel Burrows, Joanne Berends-Sheriff, Gill Walmsley, Roz Edwards, Steve Jenkinson and Rachel Holland – who all gave up their time free.

A raffle with some fabulous prizes helped raise more funds thanks to Yoga Leggs, Clitheroe Cryo, Neom Organics, Victoria Cakes, The Market Ale House, BonBons Coffee Bar and Lavender & Thyme Artisan Catering.

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Lyndsay Fahey, Chief Executive, Rainbow Hub, said: “This fantastic event has been popular from the beginning.

“We would like to thank all those who supported the event, especially JMW Solicitors and Preston North End Football Club for allowing us to use their facilities.

“We are also extremely grateful to everyone who gave up their time to help especially the instructors, Ultrasec for attending to provide first aid if needed, Gareth Edwards Photography and Kat and Emma from our fundraising team who organised the event so well.”

Participants were also able to sign up for the Annual Rainbow Hub Ramble which will take place on 21st May 2022.

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