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Actress and Strictly star Zoe Lucker says start the New Year by signing up for the NSPCC’s Aerobathon

Published: 19th January 2010 10:12

Zoe Lucker, Actress and Strictly Come Dancing star is calling on people in Hampshire 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. The sponsored two-hour aerobic workout will be led by qualified instructors at exactly the same time in each location, from 6-8pm.

In Hampshire the following leisure centres are taking part so far:
• Basingstoke: Queen Mary's College Sports Centre
• Andover: Andover Leisure Centre
• Sandown, Isle of Wight: Heights Leisure Centre

Commenting on the NSPCC's Aerobathon, Zoe Lucker, said: "I fully support the NSPCC's Child's Voice Appeal and urge people in Hampshire 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 or email southeastaerobathon@nspcc.org.uk or call 01293 651840, or pick up a leaflet in participating leisure centres. Registration costs £5 which includes entry to the event and an NSPCC Aerobathon t-shirt.

Joanna Winsborough, 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 www.childsvoiceappeal.org.uk.

For further information please contact Dawn Bailey at the NSPCC press office on 01293 651841 or e-mail: dawn.bailey@nspcc.org.uk
Out of hours mobile: 07966 527987

Picture Caption: Zoe Lucker supports the NSPCC Aerobathon

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