Hundreds of people had fun bouncing on balls on Saturday at the David Lloyd gym in Swindon.
The massive crowd took part in a bid to break the World Record for the largest ever Swiss Ball exercise class, which was organised by Excalibur Communications as part of their £50,000 fundraising challenge for the teenage and young adult facilities in the new Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Unfortunately the event fell just short of the World Record, but a massive amount of money was raised, with Excalibur CEO James Phipps Tweeting after the event: “Thank you for coming today everyone, just shy of the world record – with match funding we are towards £10k raised. So proud of you Swindon!”
Here at the Appeal, we want to say a heartfelt thank you to the inspiring Excalibur team for putting so much passion into their year of fundraising for the new Cancer Centre. Saturday’s Exercise Class was just one of Excalibur’s many fundraising events held this year to support our cause. The current cancer facilities at the RUH are old 1940’s buildings that are outdated, cramped and uncomfortable – and quite clearly no longer fit for purpose. Our clinical care is amongst the best in the UK and the staff do a truly incredible job, but the buildings do not enable our clinicians to provide our patients with the positive environment necessary to support the healing process. Our cancer patients deserve better, so with support from companies like Excalibur, we are that step closer to our goal for a truly exceptional new Centre which will transform care for our patients and their families.
If you have been inspired by Excalibur’s fundraising and would like to raise funds with your place of work for the Cancer Care Campaign, please visit www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk or call Jo on 01225 825392.