10th Dec, 2016

Shakespeare Hospice urging residents to lose weight for charity

Stratford Editorial 14th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THERE is an extra incentive to keep fit this year – by losing weight for charity.

The Shakespeare Hospice is urging residents to take part in their Slim Gym challenge.

The programme includes a 12 week free gym membership, weekly weigh-ins, support sessions and access to fitness classes and a dietician.

Challenge winners receive a one year free gym membership.

To take part participants must raise a minimum of £300 sponsorship.

Last year’s challenge raised more than £6,000 for the Shottery-based hospice – which paid for three patients to use the day hospice services.

Visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk or call 01789 266852 to find out more.

And hardy fund-raisers will be hot-footing it over burning coals in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice.

The hospice is once again holding its firewalk challenge – which they say is the hottest and shortest sponsored walk in the world.

Fund-raisers receive full training before completing the daring dash – set to be held at the Shottery-based hospice on Friday February 19.

But with embers burning at more than 1,200 degrees fahrenheit, the walk is sure to test nerves and resilience.

Entry costs £20 and participants are expected to raise at least £100 in sponsorship.

Visit www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk or call 01789 266852 to register or find out more.