Worksop health club helps raise more than £30,000 for Barnardo's during charity week

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Four Bannatyne health clubs in the East Midlands – Mansfield, Leicester, Wellingborough and Worksop – have united to support Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children's charity.

The clubs joined with colleagues across the UK to hold a week-long fundraising drive that saw a series of engaging activities successfully raising £31,331.36.

Members and staff alike threw themselves into the charitable spirit, with activities ranging from Spinathons and fancy dress fitness classes to raffles, bingo, and a charity boot camp. Not to be outdone, some staff even bravely subjected themselves to waxing, all in the name of charity.

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Duncan Bannatyne, chief executive and chairman of the Bannatyne Group, shared his pride in the achievement, saying: “I am always amazed by the dedication and creativity our teams show when rallying for a good cause. Our partnership with Barnardo’s is a testament to the positive change that businesses and communities can achieve when we come together. I'm proud of everyone involved."

Suzanne Sinclair, head of people at The Bannatyne Group Suzanne Sinclair, head of people at The Bannatyne Group
Suzanne Sinclair, head of people at The Bannatyne Group

The Bannatyne Group's commitment to Barnardo's isn't new. The health clubs have already donated more than £65,000 donated to support the charity through previous fundraising initiatives and are looking forward to adding to this.

Barnardo’s stands as a beacon of hope and support for countless children and families in the UK. In the previous year alone, the charity extended its essential services to over 357,000 children, young people, parents, and carers, making a tangible difference in their lives.

Barnardo's is the UK's largest national children's charity. Over the years, it has offered unwavering support to children, young people, parents, and carers across the nation. Through its dedicated services and partnerships, Barnardo’s remains committed to ensuring every child has the best start in life.