The past 6 weeks have seen a select and wonderful group of Roke employees sweating it out every Tuesday lunchtime in the glorius grounds of Roke Manor, in order to raise money for Naomi House and Jacks Place.
I provided my fitness and nutrition coaching services and the trainees donated to attend, and Roke matched everything raised – I believe we made about £2000 in total which is fab, although we are going to aim higher next time!
I was invited to tour Naomi House & Jack’s Place yesterday and was blown away – the services provided and the incredible attention to detail that is made to make every child and their family feel truly cared for and to feel good about being there was astounding. Personalising children’s rooms with posters of things they like, watching their favourite DVDs, music rooms, art rooms, hydrotherapy pools are all available giving these children and young people with life-threatening conditions a way to express themselves, feel cared for and enjoy their often tragically short lives. Naomi House also supports the families long term, giving support just not available any other way.
To find out more about how the place works, check out this video:
If you would like to help raise funds for Naomi House, there are millions of options! Anything from having a Hallowe’en themed party, donating items to our shops or suggesting to your employer that they choose Naomi House for colleagues to fundraise for an volunteer at. Or how about a big challenge such as climbing Kili? And there are the Santa Fun Runs in early December. There’s so many options and any one can get in touch for inspiration! Email email@example.com to chat to the fundraising team.
They also run open days – the last one was Sep 24th which looked fantastic and the day raised £10,000 for the hospice, I would definitely recommend going along to the next one if you can!
If your business would like to organise a lunchtime fitness bootcamp in the same way that Roke have, please get in touch, and I will come along free of charge (Roke did a weekly 45 minute session in their lunchbreak, for 6 weeks, and had access to online workout videos to do to make it up to 3 sessions a week) and also provide nutritional information and support via email too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to discuss the options.
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