TV’s Mr Motivator is supporting seven UK brain tumour charities, including one based in Harrow, with a 10-day workout challenge.
The initiative will be launching at the end of March, Brain Tumour Awareness Month, and will include The William Low Trust.
Derrick Evans MBE, aka Mr Motivator, has been at the forefront of wellbeing since he burst onto our TV screens in the early 1990s, credited with revitalising the fortunes of GMTV.
He has gone from strength-to-strength as he has promoted the importance of personal wellbeing.
Since the lockdown we have seen his brand of colourful lycra-clad workouts on BBC television’s HealthCheck UK Live and many other TV shows as he continues to raise the spirits of everyone who takes part and help to keep Britain fit during lockdown.
Mr Motivator will be working with The William Low Trust, a Member Charity of Brain Tumour Research which is also involved, along with five further Member Charities. Funds raised through the Mr Motivator Work Out Challenge will support vital services for those affected by a brain tumour and critical research to find a cure for this devastating disease.
The William Low Trust, based in Pinner, Harrow, North London, was launched by William’s parents on the second anniversary of his loss, aged 17, to a medulloblastoma brain tumour. William was originally diagnosed at just five years of age.
The William Low Trust is supporting research to find more effective treatments and ultimately a cure for brain tumours at the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London, while offering support to families affected by the disease.
Launching on 30 March, Mr Motivator will kick off his workout challenge with a special live-stream introduction and first-day of workout fun live at 6.30pmvia The Motivation Club, Facebook and YouTube. Supporters of The William Low Trust are being invited to register for the fun-filled workouts and set up a JustGiving page.
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.
Derrick said: “After the excitement of the launch of my Mr Motivator Workout Challenge on 30 March, I am looking forward to providing the brain tumour community with a further nine days of workouts up to 8 April. Each day there will be a new and exclusive 12-minute workout video – so a daily dozen!
“The workouts will be all about variety and providing activity for all levels of fitness, no matter what your starting point. There will be something in the workouts for everyone no matter what your age or level of ability.
“My wife Palmer will be in a chair showing alternative workouts for those who would prefer to join in, but from a seated position.
“There is a curative power to exercise and huge all-round benefits can be gained by anyone who may be dealing with a medical condition such as a brain tumour diagnosis, a bereavement, or just coping with day-to-day life, so we’ll literally have something for everyone!”
William’s mother, Helen Forbes-Low, said: “We’re really excited to be working with Mr Motivator on this joint fundraising venture, along with six other UK brain tumour charities. I am sure everyone’s going to have a lot of fun and feel the benefits of improved fitness and wellbeing, while raising funds for a worthy cause.
“To sign up to take part in the Mr Motivator workout challenge and fundraise for The William Low Trust you can register at www.ChallengeForBrainTumourCharities.org. Once you’ve set up a JustGiving page, don’t forget to share photos with your followers on social media of yourself taking part to prompt further donations.
“Just 12.5% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers and The William Low Trust is determined to change outcomes for brain tumour patients and ultimately find a cure.”
Don’t forget to register for the Mr Motivator workout challenge. Please note when you join you will be given the option to sign up for a 10-day free trial of the Mr Motivator Club, giving you full access to the Mr Motivator Club. If you wish to continue with your club membership after your 10-day free trial ends, membership costs just £6.99 per month, you are free to cancel at any time.
See https://mrmotivatorsclub.com/ for more information about the club.