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Six-Hour Spinathon at Bath Sports & Leisure Centre

Aquaterra staff at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre are getting geared up for an extra special open day on Saturday 16th August. Everyone is invited along to the City Centre and Rush Hill sites to do something a bit different and try the free activities on offer from gym and swim sessions, exercise classes and activities for the little ones. Alongside this will be a 25-bike charity Spinathon, for six hours from 9am to 3pm, on the walkway outside the Bath Centre. Spinners will pedal as fast as they can alongside their supporters to help raise funds for The Forever Friends Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign.

Spaces are still available to get on a bike to spin for this local cause – Weather you want to do it alone, as part of a team or if you are an experienced spinner, want to try something new or simply want to spend your Saturday supporting those turning sweat into vital donations, this really is an activity and day out for everyone!

Daniel Goetz, Fitness and Operations Manager at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre comments: “Aquaterra is passionate about investing in projects and services that really benefit communities at their heart and improve quality of life, health and wellbeing. We’re delighted to be able to support the fantastic Forever Friends Appeal and we are encouraging staff, members and non-members to really get behind this event and take part. It’s open to everyone – all abilities, even if you can only cycle for a short period of time. It’s going to be a lot of fun and your donations and support of this event will make a huge difference.”

The Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign is raising £8.5 million towards the build of an exceptional new Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. We have all been touched by cancer, if not personally then through friends, relatives, colleagues or neighbours.  Each year the RUH treats over 2200 new cases of cancer from the hospital’s extensive catchment area. It has been a long-term aim to seek a solution to the current 70 year old facilities and bring Cancer Services at the RUH all under one roof. The new Cancer Centre will balance clinical expertise with the provision of a nurturing and therapeutic environment, making patients feel safe, supported and special so that they can get through their treatment with the least amount of stress, and their families can feel that they are well supported as well.

Laura Pearce, Events Fundraiser for The Forever Friends Appeal comments: “We are so grateful to Bath Sports and Leisure Centre who support the Appeal year after year, taking on a variety of fitness activities from Spinathons to rowing marathons. Over the years the Centre has raised over £8,000 for the Royal United Hospital. We really couldn’t achieve our fundraising goals without the wonderful and continued support from the public and local organisations, who are dedicated to raising important funds and help spread the word about the Appeal and the importance of supporting their/your local hospital.”

Spinning Bikes can be reserved in advance for a £10 donation towards the RUH Cancer Care Campaign. This will allow you to either take on the six hour challenge or organise a team of spinners (friends, family or colleagues) to share the workload! Alternatively on the day there will be a select few bikes available to anyone to jump on and off.

If you want to get involved and spin for sponsorship please contact Bath Sports and Leisure Centre on 01225 486905 or email Daniel Goetz at Daniel.goetz@aquaterra.org.

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