(PRWEB UK) 4 March 2014
The UK’s most exciting girl band of the moment, Little Mix, added exercise to the mix when they filmed their new gym-inspired music video for the official Sport Relief single, Word Up, at David Lloyd Farnham, Surrey.
The girls, covering the 1986 smash hit by Cameo, are seen causing chaos across a gym, putting a variety of famous sports and entertainment stars through their paces in the club’s gym and sports hall during a group cycle class and aerobics workout.
And there were special ‘cameo’ appearances by a number of celebrities, including gymnast Louis Smith, Melanie C, actor Chris Barrie of ‘Mr Brittas’ fame, dancer Louie Spence, London Wasps and England international rugby player James Haskell and choreographer Arlene Phillips.
David Lloyd Farnham’s luxurious indoor pool also features in the video in a scene featuring synchronized swimmers.
Word Up by Little Mix is available to pre-order in the UK now from iTunes, and is available to download from March 16. The CD will be available to buy exclusively in Sainsbury’s stores from March 17.
Linden Henson, general manager at David Lloyd Farnham, said: “It was really fun to see Little Mix in action. The club was buzzing with excitement, with smiles all around – it is certainly not every day that our members come for their workout and get to see the UK’s biggest girl band filming their new video at their local club! We are proud to be involved, especially because it’s for such a great cause.”
Jade Thirlwall, of Little Mix, said: “We are so happy to be part of Sport Relief and want to help raise as much cash as possible for some truly amazing causes, both in the UK and around the world.”
David Lloyd Leisure is the Official Fitness Partner of Sport Relief 2014. Its 78 UK David Lloyd Clubs are proud to be supporting one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events encouraging people all over the country to get active and raise cash to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.
The group is hosting a series of family fundraising events and activities, including a Friends and Family Weekend on March 15-16 to support the campaign, which culminates with the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games from March 21 to 23. For the first time ever the public can run, swim or cycle in the brand new Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. To join the fun and games, raise cash and changes lives, go to sportrelief.com
Watch Word Up by Little Mix on: http://www.vevo.com/watch/little-mix/word-up/GB1101400011
Note to editors: For further information about this press release, contact the David Lloyd Leisure press office on 01707 289833/4 or email press(at)davidlloyd(dot)co(dot)uk.
Little Mix will forgo any royalties due to them in connection with this charity single. Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download to Sport Relief, an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England & Wales); SC039730 (Scotland). This is expected to be £1 for each CD sold in the UK and at least 20p for each download sold in the UK.
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 David Walliams’ Thames swim 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)