Between them, staff, members and customers travelled a total of 551 miles or 887km in a one-day challenge to raise money for Sport Relief. People took part by swimming, cycling or running and helped raise more than £250 for Sport Relief.
Oxley also welcomed inspirational speaker John Willis as part of his 50:50:100 challenge in which he aims to swim 1,000m in 50 pools in 100 days for charity Power2inspire. Organised by Sherborne Girls, John was kind enough to add the 1,000m he swam at Oxley to the Sport Relief total.
“It was a really fantastic day at Oxley and great to see so many people turn up to support to clock their miles and support a really great charity,” said Steve Hurley, deputy manager at Oxley Sports Centre. “We had people on the bikes in reception all day and we were still teaching classes like spinning, swimming and kettle bells so it was a challenge, but really worth it. Well done to all the staff members for their involvement and of course to our members and customers. We’re already looking forward to next year’s challenge.”
The money raised by the public is sent by Comic Relief to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and throughout the world, giving a helping hand to turn their lives around.
Picture 1 Shows Oxley Staff members Jason Walker and Steve Hurley cycling for Sport Relief
Picture 2 Shows: John Willis, students from Sherborne Girls and staff members from Oxley Sports Centre