David Lloyd Leisure Fires Up the Lean Green Fundraising Machine for Sport Relief

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Members at David Lloyd Leisure, the Official Fitness Partner of Sport Relief 2014, are being encouraged to go green while getting active during a week of fundraising group exercise classes.

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Members at David Lloyd Leisure, the Official Fitness Partner of Sport Relief 2014, are being encouraged to go green while getting active during a week of fundraising group exercise classes.

From March 10-14, Europe’s premier health, sport and leisure group, is inviting members to join in the fun and games for Sport Relief by wearing David Lloyd Leisure’s signature green while working up a sweat in the clubs’ group exercise classes.

The week of ‘Lean Green Fundraising Machine’ classes will be followed by a Friends and Family Fundraising Weekend on March 15-16 when members can bring along guests to experience their club and enjoy a host of activities to help raise money for Sport Relief.

Group health and fitness manager Rob Beale commented: “We’re very proud to be the Official Fitness Partner for Sport Relief. Our group exercise classes are a great way for our members to get active – whether it’s at an energizing Body Combat class or calming yoga session – and help raise money to give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around while having a bit of fun with fellow exercisers.”

David Lloyd Leisure’s 78 David Lloyd Clubs across the UK have been hosting a series of fundraising initiatives - including the launch of the Pennies electronic charity box and half-term children’s activities - to support the campaign, which culminates with the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games on Sunday 23 March.

A David Lloyd Leisure expert fitness team will be putting 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.


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.

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)

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