A MEMBER of Anytime Fitness has raised more than £1,000 for a Maghull-based charity.
Lesley-Anne Bull did 10 consecutive 45 minute spin classes (a form of indoor cycling) at the gym on Saturday, August 14 for the charity Walking With Giants Foundation.
Sue Connerty, the mum of a young boy called Alex Connerty who has a very rare form of Dwarfism called Microcephalic Primordial Dwarfism, set up the charity to support families whose child was affected with this condition.
Lesley-Anne commented: “I organised this fundraiser to support a wonderful local charity that is based in Maghull.
“This condition has affected less than 500 individuals globally since the condition was first recognised. Sadly not many of these individuals live a long life due to the underlying medical conditions they face.
“The Walking With Giants Foundation has supported more than 140 of these individuals from the UK and around the world.
“The WWGF do not receive government funding or much grants from other sources so they rely on the public to help them raise the money they need to achieve their aims and objectives.
“So come on people let’s show the WWGF that the work they do matters!”
Sue added: “Lesley had support of others taking part in the classes. Some people did one class, others did more and one other woman did the whole 10 classes too.
“I didn’t realise the intensiveness and how hard a spin class was until we went along to show our support.
“Alex the owner of Anytime Fitness and all his staff were fully supportive of the event.
“Through this event Lesley has raised more than £1,100 which is truly amazing.”
For more information about the fundraiser visit https://is.gd/aFCeE