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PEDAL POWER: Spinathon fundraiser to raise money for Watford charities

 Published on: 27th April 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Everyone Active Watford Leisure Centre Woodside and Watford Borough Council will be hosting a 12-hour Spinathon and special one hour class in the evening of May 24, to raise money for local charities in the town as part of the Watford COVID-19 Appeal. 

The event will see over 100 people take part in spinning sessions at Watford Leisure Centre Woodside, pedalling in sync with each other and the music.

By signing up for this pedal-pounding event at £5 per spinner, participants helping provide vital funding for over 50 local charities through the Watford COVID-19 Appeal, which has already raised £172,062. 

Donations have ensured that charities’ essential work has continued throughout the pandemic, while also helping them survive through to the recovery phase and beyond. 

The funding helps provide emergency food to those in need, support to victims of domestic abuse and those with mental health issues, shelter for the homeless, care for those bereaved, advice and guidance to those who have lost their jobs and practical help for young families facing the strain of isolation.

Alan Gough, Group Head of Community & Environmental Services at Watford Borough Council said: “These have been incredibly tough times and our charities are doing an amazing job supporting those in need. By getting involved in our fundraising efforts or donating, you are helping local charities to continue providing vital support to Watford residents. 

“They need our backing so that they can help people who are bereaved and lonely, people suffering from domestic abuse, the homeless and many more in our town who have fallen on hard times due to the pandemic.”

Gary Foley, Contract Manager at Everyone Active said: “We are aiming to raise as much money as possible for this excellent cause. We are bringing in extra bikes especially and we’d like as many people as possible to get in touch and take part on the day. Come along, get on the exercise bike, have fun and be a part of our team challenge to support you every pedal of the way whilst raising important funds and making a difference for local charities.”

To sponsor or take part in the event, email or call 0192 389 2710. 

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