Leeds gym operator Xercise4Less have partnered with Anthony Nolan this month in a bid to save lives
Xercise4Less gyms, Kirkstall and Leeds North, are putting on an array of healthy initiatives throughout February in support of blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan.
It costs the charity £60 to register every new person on their donor registry. Xercise4Less will donate £1 for every person that comes forward as a potential donor match.
Fitness challenges will be set every Monday from 5pm — 8pm to raise funds towards Anthony Nolan.
Anthony Nolan save 3 lives a day by finding potential donor matches on their registration system.
A simple noninvasive spit test is used to find out whether anyone new could be a match.
The charity is crying out for people to get on the registry.
Only 15% of matches are male and their is a vast shortage of people from BAME backgrounds (Black, Asian and minority ethnic origins) on the system.
Xercise4Less are working with the charity to provide awareness about these underlying concerns in a bid to increase the amount of lives that can be saved every day.
18th — 19th February: Xercise4Less Open Weekend
All members of the general public invited to use the facilities for the weekend. (£1 minimum donation is required each day towards Anthony Nolan.
20th February: Spit Test registrations.
Representatives of the Anthony Nolan charity will be inside the gyms finding potential donor matches and offering the opportunity to join the register
SuperHEROW Challenge (5pm — 8pm)
Everyone invited to take part in the Xercise4Less rowing challenge. A 6 month free gym membership is up for grabs for winning participants. Entry fee: £1 donation
27th February: Special Challenge Monday (5pm — 8pm)
Participants can have a chance at winning a free 3 month gym membership at the Leeds gyms.
Challenge details: The Protein Hold ~ Hold a tub of 1kg protein out in each arm for as long as possible.
Entry fee: £1 donation
Xercise4Less Leeds (Kirkstall) Gym,
1 Kirkstall Industrial Estate,
Tel: 0113 887 8111
Xercise4Less Leeds North,
Ramshead Approach Ring Road,
Tel: 0113 467 0444
Find out more about why Xercise4Less are supporting Anthony Nolan here: https://www.xercise4less.co.uk/supporting-anthony-nolan/