UWE Bristol takes on the 2012 Gold Challenge in aid of NSPCC

Issue date: 02 December 2011

Cardio workout

UWE Bristol is running a '2012 Gold Challenge' at the University's Centre for Sport on Monday 5 December 2011 to fundraise for the NSPCC. The all day event will challenge gym users to work individually to cover a combined total of 2012km on the cardio machines.

The Gold Challenge is the UK's only Olympic and Paralympics sport based charity challenge. The 2012km challenge requires individuals or teams to cover 2012km in one or a number of ways including running, swimming, cycling and rowing before the start of the Olympic Games next year. More information can be found on the website: http://www.goldchallenge.org/

Anyone can get involved with the challenge; non-members are eligible to book a free induction on the day to take part in the event.

Alex Isaac, Head of Sport at UWE Bristol, said, “As well as providing an opportunity for our students and staff to engage with London 2012 activity, the event is a challenge to our membership. We hope they can respond and benefit fundraising for a very worthy charity.”

There are a number of prizes on offer including a free 12 month membership for the person who covers the greatest distance on the day and also for the biggest fundraiser.

Simon Weaver, Senior Gym Instructor at UWE said, “We are hoping that the challenge will raise at least £500 for the NSPCC. A lot of members are keen to test their stamina on the day and compete for prizes as well as raise awareness and money for a brilliant charity.”

All funds will be donated to the NSPCC. If you would like to make a donation, NSPCC collection buckets will be around the Centre for Sport on the day and donations may also be taken online at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=UWEGYM&isTeam=true

For enquiries about the challenge, please contact Simon Weaver, Senior Gym Instructor, UWE Centre for Sport on 0117 32 86200 or e-mail: Simon3.Weaver@uwe.ac.uk

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Editor's notes

UWE's Centre for Sport in Frenchay, Bristol has a state of the art complex featuring a floodlit Astroturf Pitch, Sports Hall, Two fully equipped fitness suites and an indoor climbing wall. It is open to the general public and not limited to UWE staff and students. It is an official 2012 training camp for the Kenyan Olympic team. It also has a team of dedicated sports performance staff to support students at Elite Athlete levels throughout their time at UWE.

About the NSPCC

The NSPCC is here to end cruelty to children in the UK by fighting for their rights, listening to them, helping them when they need us and making them safe.

We provide national services such as ChildLine and our Helpline for concerned adults, to provide support for all children. Our local services focus on the most acute forms of abuse and the most vulnerable, highest risk children. We work in areas such as sexual abuse and with children under the age of one so that we can bring help, advice and treatment to children at risk or those who have been abused.

For more information about the NSPCC visit www.nspcc.org.uk

ChildLine – 0800 1111 /www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC Helpline for adults worried about the welfare of a child – 0808 800 5000 / text 88858 / email help@nspcc.org.uk / www.nspcc.org.uk

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