A gym in Wolverhampton is staging a 24-hour spinathon to raise funds to help the Good Shepherd support the homeless and vulnerable from across the city.
Pure Gym Wolverhampton South, based on the Birmingham Road in Wolverhampton, are encouraging people to join up for the event which will start at 6pm on Friday, August 20th and run through the night until finishing at 6pm on the Saturday.
Participants are being invited to book spinathon slots during the 24 hour period, and then attract sponsorship to go into the final fundraising pot to be passed on to the Good Shepherd.
The charity initiative is being led by Sam Gordon, personal trainer and CEO of Impact Fitness who are based at Pure Gym, and is already being supported by many other trainers and fitness professionals from across the city.
“We know with Covid how people’s physical and mental health have been affected, and being able to exercise and come together to raise funds for such a vital charity is a great thing to get involved in” Sam explained.
Manager Stephen Clarke and assistant manager Jack Merrington are delighted to be staging the event, adding: “During this pandemic we at PureGym Wolverhampton South wanted to support our local community with an event that would involve a 24-hour member fundraising response to people who are experiencing their own life challenges.
“There will be a few other things going on to make it into a really good event so we hope people will decide to sign up knowing they are also supporting a charity doing some really important work to help people who are homeless or suffering with poverty.”
Others who have already got involved to take part and support the event include not only Stephen and Jack but also Chloe Broom, Jussie Patel, Grace Bowen, Luke Whitehouse and Ellie Wooldridge.