Fitness Manager Lenka Horakova with General Manager, Alvin Ward.
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Bannatyne's Health Club in Banbury raises vital funds

Members and fitness professionals at Bannatyne’s Health Club in Banbury have raised hundreds of pounds for wounded service men and women with a gruelling four hour spin-a-thon.

The health club, which is located on the grounds of Banbury Rugby Club, raised more than £500 for UK military charity, Help for Heroes, after a full house of members and fitness instructors pushed through their limits to take on the marathon task.

A total of 31 members took part in the spin-a-thon, along with the Health Club’s fitness professionals, who led the session in 30 minute intervals, while all of the members taking part completed the full four hours of continual spinning, with a short break half-way through.

Organised by the Health Club’s Fitness Manager, Lenka Horakova, the spin-a-thon had all the members join in the festivities by dressing up and having their own personal name plates on the spinning bikes.

Lenka said: “Everyone had a fantastic time at the spin-a-thon and really got in the mood for it. The whole event ran smoothly and the money raised will benefit such a worthwhile cause.

“Well done to everyone that was involved and a special mention to all the members that lasted for the full four hours.”

No stranger to hosting charitable events, the Health Club regularly gives back to the community and its local charities through various generous fundraisers, ranging from quiz nights to charitable exercise classes.

Last year, the health club raised more than £5,000 for budding Paralympic athlete, Daisy Pashley, nine, to help pay for some specialist running blades. Daisy contracted meningitis in 2010 and had to have her limbs amputated, and was inspired by the Paralympic stars of London 2012 to take up running.

Alvin Ward, General Manager of Bannatyne’s Health Club in Banbury, said: “It was a pleasure for the health club to host such a charitable event. Here at Bannatyne’s we strive to give back to the community and putting on these charity events helps benefit such meaningful causes.

“The spin-a-thon was very well organised and I would like to thank everyone who took part, as you have been a real credit to the health club.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Recognition PR Business Team .

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