Broxtowe Leisure Centres Help BBC Children in Need

Customers, members and staff at Bramcote Leisure Centre, Chilwell Olympia and Kimberley Leisure Centre have come together and raised an incredible £1730 for this year’s Children in Need.

The three leisure centres arranged a week long programme of activities that’s seen participants bike, bounce, roll, dance and bake in this year’s charity appeal.

At Bramcote Leisure Centre; the main event was the staff v member’s ‘Spin-A-Thon’.  With both groups stepping up to the challenge it was a tightly contested battle with no-one sure of the eventual outcome.

With a final burst of energy in the last hour the members pulled into the lead to triumph with an impressive 230.5 km cycled with staff coming in with 222 km.  Refreshments were also on hand with a coffee and cake stall, a well-deserved treat to refuel after all the activity.

It was the gymnastics that helped Chilwell Olympia raise their funds.  Participants from the gymnastic and trampoline classes donated generously to be a part of the ambitious active targets. This included 5,000 trampoline landings and a mile of forward rolls to take place throughout the week.

Targets were smashed with over 5,149 trampoline seat landings and more than a mile of forward rolls, 2,358 in total.  There were also lots of laughs in the staff v customer hula hooping challenge, which really is a challenge! Alongside this a week long book stall and refreshment stall took place.

At Kimberley Leisure Centre it was a hive of activity with lots of life size Pudsey’s roaming the building with their infectious mischievous surprising and entertaining customers.  The ‘Spin-A-Thon’ proved popular with over 40 people take part. With a special mention to Zoe who cycled for a staggering 14 hours!

The bake sale, name the Happy Llama and guess the number of sweets in the jar also contributed to their fundraising.

“It’s the support of all our customers and members that have made this year’s event truly fantastic. We’re grateful for everyone that’s got involved to contribute to such a great charity that truly helps change countless lives.” Chris Laxton-Kane, Managing Director Liberty Leisure Limited.

Following the success of this year’s great fundraising appeal, plans are already bubbling to make next year’s event even bigger, better and more fun for everyone involved.


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