Following the success of last year’s Year of Giving Back, we’re doing it again this year too.
I asked my Fit Camp members which charities they supported and why and then chose a charity a month for us to run a Sunday Family Workout for each month.
The first one of the year has been for Thames Hospice.
One of our long standing campers, Denise Clark, asked me if we could raise money for them as they cared for her mum in her last stages of life. Denise has raised money herself for them, completing a skydive last year.
The hospice is based in Windsor and costs more than £7 million a year to run. With only 17% of their income coming from the Government via the National Health Service, they really rely on the fund raising activity of supporters to raise these funds.
I’m delighted that our first event of the year was a success! Wearing green to reflect their logo we squatted, press-upped and jumped our way to raising £200 for the charity on Sunday 29 January.
£25 pays for two health care assistants to help a patient bath and wash their hair.
£100 pays for a Hospice home nurse spend an afternoon with a patient in their own home at a time of real need.
So thank you to everyone who donated…we’ve made a small, but valuable difference.
Our next event is on Sunday 26 February and all funds will be going to support Wokingham based charity Young People With Dementia.