Active campaign raises funds for donor charity

Everyone Active Aylesbury for Anthony Nolan Fund
Everyone Active Aylesbury for Anthony Nolan Fund

A campaign to see people get more active has helped raise £1,500 for the Anthony Nolan Trust which matches blood stem cell or bone marrow donors.

Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre and Swan Pool and Leisure Centre, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Aylesbury Vale District Council, launched the campaign, running different activities each week

The initiative began on September 9, National Fitness Day, when 15 members, friends and colleagues participated in a triathlon activity challenge, with two Everyone Active teams and three teams from their building contractors.

Held indoors at Swan Pool and Leisure Centre and running throughout the day participants were challenged to cycle, run and row at least 1km on each activity - 1km on a bike, 1km on a treadmill and 1km on a rowing machine. In addition, members and guests were challenged to swim as many lengths as possible in 30 minutes.

Many other fundraising activities also took place at each centre throughout the month,

including a series of children’s activities and group exercise sessions. These included a swimming around the world challenge, free PT sessions and a staff non-uniform day.

As well as the challenges, for every member that joined from 9th September to 11th October Everyone Active donated £1 to the Anthony Nolan Trust. The full amount raised by all Everyone Active centres nationwide was over £63,000.

“The Anthony Nolan Trust is a charity very close to our hearts here at Everyone Active,” said Mathew Nicholson, Everyone Active Contract Manager. “Our National Fitness Day celebrations and challenges were a huge success. It was great to see so many members of our community getting active for a good cause. We aimed to do everything we can to raise both money and awareness for the Anthony Nolan Trust, and I think we succeeded in our mission. We are extremely proud of our efforts in Aylesbury to raise £1,500 for those suffering from blood disease and their families.”

To find out more about Everyone Active visit www.everyoneactive.com

To make a donation to the Anthony Nolan Trust, visit

https://www.justgiving.com/everyoneactive15-16/.