Have you ever thought about getting your name in the record books? Local company Excalibur are offering people the chance to do just that as they announce their world record attempt in support of their fundraising appeal to raise £50,000 towards the Teenage and Young Adult Facilities for the new Cancer Centre at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
On the 11th of October David Lloyd Gym in Swindon will play host to the Excalibur challenge to break the world record attempt for the largest Swiss ball exercise class. Anyone from the age of 14 upwards* can join in the fun in a low impact 40 minute class. Participants will be required to pay a £25 registration fee and will be issued you with their own record breaking ball to use during the class and keep as a memento of the attempt.
Kiz Davis the lead instructor for the event said “the current record stands at 348 and we are aiming to set the new record at 600 people. The class will be low impact and suitable for all levels of fitness* and if all participants look to raise additional sponsorship there’s no reason why we can’t raise in excess of £15,000 from the event. We can’t wait to welcome our future world record holders through the doors at David Lloyd this October”.
Each year, the RUH treats over 2200 new cases of cancer from the hospitals extensive catchment area. The Forever Friends Appeal are therefore raising £8.5million towards a new pioneering new centre for the hospital which aims to provide a nurturing and therapeutic environment that is centred on patient care and experience, promoting health and a ‘holistic’ approach for patients and their families.
Excalibur’s CEO James Phipps is confident with the backing of the local community they will hit their £50,000 target, “The RUH Teenage cancer area is a much needed facility, helping young people battle through such a terrible disease. Currently teenagers are treated in the children’s ward before moving to adult care at the age of 18. Our teenage years are so important and it’s essential we provide these patients with the ability to stay in contact with their friends and keep up with their studies. The money we raise will help Bath RUH create a start-of-the-art facility providing a more holistic and complete approach to care that covers much of the South West.”
The record breaking balls event marks the third in a series of events Excalibur are organising in support of their fundraising efforts.
Sign up to take part at ex-c.co.uk/recordbreakingballs
* Participants must complete and pass pre-exercise medical clearance for the event