A Lanarkshire gym is organising a fundraiser to raise money for refugees fleeing Ukraine.
Staff at Sports, Life, Work are organising a ‘fitness throwdown; at their Rutherglen base, with the opportunity to win prizes.
Kristopher Hughes, owner of the gym, told Lanarkshire Live that anyone is welcome to partake or spectate.
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He added: “There’ll be a few fitness events done in pairs with some prizes that have been donated from Optimum Nutrition, Puresport CBD, Domino’s and Mediterranean Kitchen Prep.
“We feel it is our way to do our part. We have a community and a family feel around our gym and take pride in that.
“Seeing so many families having to flee their homes and seek refuge and all the poor children and newborns having to take shelter was a tough image for us.
“So we’re hoping to raise as much money as possible at the event to support the victims affected by this crisis, as well as send items over to the refugee camps to help support them.
“The event is taking place on Sunday, April 3, at our gym and people can contact us to enter and take part for £20 per person or spectacle on the day, which is free. But any donation upon entry is greatly appreciated.
“The event will have some fun side games for the spectators, food, and music as well as taking on express massage bookings with our sports therapists for £5 per 10 minutes.”
The gym is asking for spectators on the day to dress in blue or yellow, the colour of the Ukraine flag, to show support.
Kristopher added: “All proceeds will go directly to the Ukraine Global Crisis Relief Fund.”
The gym owner has previously fundraised in the past, by planning a hike to Ben Navis for charity Chris’s House wearing a 30kg vest.
He hopes the latest event will be a success to raise as much money as he can, adding: “So far we have had a few teams sign up to get it up and running. We hope to see as many people as possible attend.”
More information can be found on the gym’s website.
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