Harrow Leisure Centre, managed by Everyone Active in partnership with the London Borough of Harrow, will host a charity fundraiser on Sunday, November 19, to raise donations for Dementia UK and Breast Cancer UK.
The event will offer a morning of group exercises for the local community, with registration starting at 8:30 and classes kicking off at 9 am.
The 30-minute sessions include Body Pump, Pilates, HIIT Group Cycling, Zumba, and more. Attendees are encouraged to participate and contribute to the cause.
Anjali Raja, 48, a member at Harrow Leisure Centre, shares her experience with breast cancer and why this event is so important. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2022. I was in total shock and devastated; my life was about to totally turn upside down. I could never have imagined how tough and invasive the treatment could be. Chemotherapy took its toll on me physically and mentally, and if it wasn’t for charities such as Breast Cancer Now, I would have found myself in a darker place.
“They were there for me in so many ways, and it’s now my turn to support others. I am currently training to be a ‘Someone Like Me’ volunteer for the charity and hope to support many through this often-scary disease. Do join us in raising vital funds to keep up the good work and services being provided for our communities.”
Tiffany Johnson, general manager at Everyone Active, is the woman behind the initiative, having witnessed how the diseases have impacted those in her working life. “At Harrow Leisure Centre, we’re proud to be supporting both Breast Cancer UK and Dementia UK through our fundraiser,” says Tiffany.
“The team and I have witnessed first-hand how breast cancer and dementia have tragically impacted both members and colleagues, and the ripple effect it has had on their loved ones.
“This is why we are all so passionate about raising as much awareness and as many donations as we can during and leading up to the event – to help make a difference to people’s lives.”
All activities on the day will be free of charge, with the team asking for optional donations of £5. To book your place, please visit Everyone Active – Charity Fun Day. Alternatively, please visit JustGiving – Everyone Active to donate directly to the cause