Fundraising staff at a Cambridge club are limbering up to show their moves on an exercise bike rather than the dance floor to support a children’s charity.
Kuda manager Simon Wilson and his colleagues will take part in a five-hour spinathon at the Sidney Street venue on Saturday 27 August, going head to head with a team from the city’s DW Fitness gym.
The test of stamina starts at 9pm in aid of The Echo Trust, the charity set up by The Deltic Group, the UK’s largest operator of premium late-night bars and clubs, to award grants to local children’s charities.
Simon said: “We want to give something back to The Echo Trust as it awarded £5,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices’ (EACH) Milton hospice last year. We have links to the gym and set up this challenge which we hope family, friends and our customers will support as it’s a great cause.”
Simon will see how he fares when he does an hour on one exercise bike against Ben Peach, general manager of DW Fitness, on a second bike. Volunteers from Kuda staff will take it in turns to do 20 minute stints during the spinathon.
“We know the gym team will have the greater fitness levels but we’re determined to give it a good go,” Simon added.
Donations can be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KudaVsDW
It is all part of the club’s support for the ‘Give A Kid A Quid’ campaign this summer encouraging clubbers to donate their spare change to The Echo Trust. Cambridge club Ballare is also taking part in the appeal whichhas the support of celebrity DJ Mark Wright.
Since it was established in 2002 The Echo Trust, a registered charity under the number 1096255, has raised more than £2.5 million and supported a variety of causes ranging from children’s hospitals to charity groups.
Kuda and Ballare are part of The Deltic Group which has 58 venues around the UK, directly employing more than 3,000 people.