Nelson Trust has stand at local Charity Fun Day

Sep 17 2014

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The Fitness Mill, near the Nelson Trust in Brimscombe, Stroud, held a charity fun day on Sunday 14th September. The weather was pleasant and saw local families attending the event. The event was opened by Nick Wood of Gloucester and England Rugby. Inside the gym the studio was full of people participating in a 5 hour aerobathon!

The Nelson Trust stand included a coconut shy and lucky dip which gave us the opportunity to raise funds and promote ourselves in the local community. James Darby from The Fitness Mill was asked why he had picked the Nelson trust to be involved in the charity fun day and said “We usually select charities we have a connection with, usually a connection through our members for example we are raising funds for the ‘Wallace & Gromit Grand Appeal’ because one of our members has a child in Bristol Children’s hospital.  In the case of the Nelson Trust, we have worked with Trust clients for 14 years providing special membership and classes.  Physical activity is a very important part of their recovery.  We have seen very many clients come through the gym and we have employed two of them once they were in recovery. We feel our relationship with the Trust is good business and good for the clients’ recovery”.

One the Nelson Trust clients agrees and said “Coming to the gym is great because it provides me with proper physical exercise which is an important part of my recovery”. The charity fun day has been running for the last 7 years and has raised over £21,000 in that time for local charities. To find out more about The Fitness Mill visit