Actress and Strictly star Zoe Lucker says start the New Year by signing up for the NSPCC’s Aerobathon
|Author: Julie Pengelly||Published: 12th January 2010 16:28|
Zoe Lucker, Actress and Strictly Come Dancing star is calling on people in London to get fit this New Year by taking part in the NSPCC's biggest ever Aerobathon on Monday 8 February 2010.
Over 150 leisure centres are taking part across the UK to support the NSPCC's Child's Voice Appeal, including 27 leisure centres from across London*. The sponsored two-hour aerobic workout will be led by qualified instructors at exactly the same time in each location, from 6-8pm.
Commenting on the NSPCC's Aerobathon, Zoe Lucker, said: "I fully support the NSPCC's Child's Voice Appeal and urge people in London to take part in the NSPCC's Aerobathon. Money raised will help the NSPCC to grow its Helpline for adults concerned about a child, and its ChildLine service. This will help protect more children around the UK. It will be a great event and fantastic fun with over 150 events across the UK taking place at the same time. As a mum myself I understand how precious children are, so please sign up now."
For further details about the Aerobathon and to register please visit www.nspcc.org.uk/aerobathon, email at email@example.com, call 0207 650 3200 or pick up a leaflet in participating leisure centres. Registration costs £5 which includes entry to the event and an NSPCC Aerobathon t-shirt.
Danny Crabb, NSPCC local fundraising manager said: "This is the first year the NSPCC has organised the Aerobathon across the UK. This is a great way to blitz the new year calories we tend to accumulate and have fun at the same time, so why not sign up with friends, family and colleagues and encourage anyone you know to sign up too? We hope to see hundreds of people taking part to help raise money for our Child's Voice Appeal."
Overall the NSPCC hopes the Aerobathon will raise over £425,000 nationally for the Child's Voice Appeal. With public support, the appeal will help to expand the NSPCC's vital helpline services - ChildLine the UK's free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and the NSPCC Helpline for adults concerned about a child. Everyone can support the Child's Voice Appeal at http://www.childsvoiceappeal.org.uk/.
For further information please contact Julie Wills at the NSPCC press office on 020 7825 2606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Out of hours mobile: 07966 527987
Picture Caption: Zoe Lucker supports the NSPCC Aerobathon
Notes to Editors:
*The following leisure centres from London have so far signed up to take part in the NSPCC Aerobathon:
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham:
- Dagenham Swimming Pool
- Wood Lane Sports Centre
- Goresbrook Leisure Centre
- Abbey Sports Centre
London Borough of Brent:
- Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre
- Charteris Sports Centre
- Willesden Sports Centre, aerobic session is being held on the 14 February 2010
- Energie Fitness Club
City of London
- LA Fitness (Leadenhall Club)
London Borough of Croydon:
- Fitness First
London Borough of Haringey:
- College Road Sports Centre
- White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre
- Park Road Leisure Centre
- Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
London Borough of Havering:
- Havering Health & Sports Development
London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea:
- Kensington Leisure Centre
- Chelsea Sports Centre
London Borough of Lewisham:
- The Bridge Leisure Centre
- Club Pulse at Goldsmiths University London
London Borough of Redbridge:
- Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre
- Ashton Playing Fields
- Redbridge Cycle Centre
- Wanstead Leisure Centre
- Redbridge Sports & Leisure
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames:
- Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
About the NSPCC: The NSPCC is the UK's leading children charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The NSPCC's purpose is to end cruelty to children FULL STOP. The NSPCC runs projects and services across the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, including ChildLine, the UK's free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people. The NSPCC helps over 10,000 children and their families every year.
About the Child's Voice Appeal: The government pledged £30m over four years from 2007 towards the expansion of ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, but the NSPCC needs the support of the public to raise a further £50m through the Child's Voice Appeal, to make its vision to answer many more cries for help a reality. Everyone can support the Child's Voice Appeal at www.childsvoiceappeal.org.uk. To date the appeal has raised £ 21.8 million