Havering fitness campaign raises £5,000 for Anthony Nolan Trust
PUBLISHED: 17:45 02 November 2015 | UPDATED: 17:45 02 November 2015
A leisure centre charity campaign has helped raise more than £5,000 for a stem cell charity.
Everyone Active’s Hornchurch Sports Centre and Central Park Leisure Centre took part in its national get active month to support the Anthony Nolan Trust.
The charity matches stem cell or bone marrow donors to people living with blood disease who desperately need lifesaving transplants.
Throughout the month there were different weekly activities including gym-based challenges, swimming or group exercise.
One saw 161 members take on a triathlon at both Hornchurch Sports Centre and Central Park Leisure Centre in which they were challenged to cycle, run and row at least 1km on each activity and swim as many lengths as possible.
They were all entered into a prize draw for a three-month membership, which was won by Jack Hurley.
Other fundraising activities took place too, including a cake stall, football tournament, charity cycle and dodgeball.
In total, £5,300 was raised across the borough, compared £63,000 nationally. The company also donated £1 from every new membership during the campaign.
To make a donation, visit justgiving.com/everyoneactive15-16.
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