(PRWEB UK) 21 January 2014
David Lloyd Leisure is delighted to announce that it is the Official Fitness Partner for Sport Relief 2014, one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events that encourages people all over the country to get active and raise cash to help change lives.
The group’s 78 David Lloyd Clubs across the UK will be hosting a series of fundraising initiatives to support the campaign, which launches officially today, January 21, and culminates with the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, which take place between March 21 and 23.
Among the events planned, David Lloyd Leisure will stage a Friends and Family Weekend across the Clubs on March 15 and 16, featuring a range of fundraising activities for members and their guests - the emphasis being on taking part and having fun!
A David Lloyd Leisure expert fitness team will also put their best foot forward by providing the warm-up for thousands of runners at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on March 23, one of the landmark venues for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games, featuring three massive fundraising events – the Mile, the Swimathon and the Cycle.
Raising cash for Sport Relief transforms the lives of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people both in the UK and around the world. Comic Relief spends the money raised by the public during Sport Relief to help change lives. Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £195 million.
Scott Lloyd, Chief Executive at David Lloyd Leisure, said: “We are very proud to be the Official Fitness Partner for Sport Relief 2014. Our Clubs around the country are very excited about being part of this fantastic initiative, which raises much-needed funds for good causes both in the UK and abroad. I urge everyone to join in however they can.”
Michele Settle, Marketing Director at Comic Relief, said: “We are delighted to have David Lloyd Leisure on board for Sport Relief 2014 and we can’t wait to start working together on what is set to be an unmissable Sport Relief.”
David Lloyd Leisure fitness expert, John Williams, has put together some top training tips for all abilities taking part, all over the country. Go to http://www.sportrelief.com/event-info/prepare-for-your-event for more information.
About David Lloyd Leisure Group
The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 81 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe, comprising David Lloyd Clubs , Harbour Clubs and Next Generation, plus the new high street concept, David Lloyd Studio, in Islington, Putney and Winchester. It has over 440,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800, while it contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals.
Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis. Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.
About Sport Relief
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £195million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world.
From the BT Sport Relief challenge Walliams Vs The Thames to Eddie Izzard’s 43 marathons in 51 days Sport Relief has a unique history of brave celebrities taking on gruelling physical challenges to raise cash and change lives and Sport Relief 2014 will be no exception.
Visit sportrelief.com to keep up with the latest news.
Comic Relief is a UK charity, which aims to create a just world, free from poverty. The money raised by Comic Relief, through its fundraising campaigns Red Nose Day and Sport Relief as well as other initiatives, is spent at home in the UK and across the world to help people, families and whole communities stand on their own two feet.
Comic Relief is a registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)