As a company, we think it is important that whilst we work hard to bring customers quality fitness equipment, we try and give back as much as we can. This thinking led us to choose a charity of the year within our organisation to help fundraise for a good cause. Our charity of the year this year is the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and we are here to tell you why.
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Fundraising 2020 – Present Day
In 2020, we picked the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as our charity of the year. Internally, we all made suggestions for a charity that meant a lot to each of us and then voted for what we thought was best. As Cystic Fibrosis has personal ties to a member of our staff, it was voted the one we proceed with. That was before we went into lockdown! In March 2020, lockdown forced half of our team to work from home and the other half to work tirelessly in the office, putting a stop to all fundraising we could do within the business.
That didn’t stop us, though, and in June 2020, when lockdown eased and we all re-joined the office, our fundraising restarted. By Christmas Eve, we had raised nearly £1000 from internal fundraising alone, but that wasn’t enough. So in January 2021, we began work on external fundraising that could help us use our platform Exercise.co.uk to help those with Cystic Fibrosis and raise money to help with vital research.
The result of this is our new partnership!
Exercise X Roger Black MBE X CF Trust
But this year, Roger Black MBE, ambassador for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, has joined exercise.co.uk as an ambassador and brought his brand Roger Black Fitness with him.
“When you have Cystic Fibrosis, keeping moving is so important, so it’s great to support the CF Trust and I love the time with exercise.co.uk because, of course, people with CF recognise that they just have to keep moving because it’s so important for them to have an active lifestyle.” – Roger Black MBE
So we thought it only fitting that we offer a £5 donation with every sale from the Roger Black Fitness range. And it doesn’t even cost our customers; all we ask is that you buy an item from his range, and we will donate £5 every time you buy.
Grab yours today to donate to the CF Trust:
Choosing The Charity
When it came to choosing our charity of the year, as mentioned, people within the business put forward suggestions for charities that meant the most to them, and we held a vote. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust was chosen because of personal ties to a member of our team whose sister was born with CF. This made it all the more important for our team to work hard to raise money for the charity.
“It means the world that my colleagues are willing to help raise money for a charity that is so close to home. I have seen the difference fundraising can have on charities, especially this one that gets no government support or funding. It has given my sister the chance to live a normal life for 20 years and continue to live as normal a life as possible!“
We hope that pushing our fundraising out of the office and using our platform to raise awareness will help continue the fight and help us raise more money than ever before!
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK was set up to help fund vital research into finding a cure, improving standards of care and supporting those with CF and everyone around them. They do all of this with no support from the government or other organisations.
Their motto is Fighting for a Life Unlimited! But what does unlimited mean? It means:
- Being able to breathe freely
- No more fear of picking up deadly bugs from other people with cystic fibrosis
- Having the same opportunities as everyone else
- Spontaneity: being able to do what you want, when you want and not being constrained by appointments, insurance or medication
- Being able to attend school, college and university and getting the grades you deserve
- Being able to make the choices you want to make and living your own life to the full
Find out more about Cystic Fibrosis & How Exercise Can Help here!
Want to get involved? Check out the Cystic Fibrosis Trust’s Supporter page to help make a difference!
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