Fundraising challenge raises more than £600 for Welsh Air Ambulance over the weekend
A fundraising challenge set by a local health studio has raised more than £600 for Welsh Air Ambulance over the weekend.
JS-PT, a health studio based in Connah’s Quay and Mold, offers personal training and employs transformation coaches to help with the needs of specific clientele.
The team from JS-PT set the challenge, titled ‘Flintshire ‘Step’tacular’, for participants to exercise and count their steps over the weekend of 30-31 January.
As well as the total of £609 raised by the JustGiving page, over 2.64m steps were taken, just under 1200 miles, which resulted in 80,000 calories burnt by all those involved.
Jack Sullivan, the owner of JS-PT, said: “We have now had £609 donated by 35 people but that could be couples as well. As for actually taking part we had over 100 people drop in with their steps, and, given the weather was very cold and also wet on Saturday, that is amazing.
“The amount raised in two days – it’s amazing. While it’s so good to see, it doesn’t surprise me anymore how generous, helpful and kind people are when it comes to this.
“They always fully support it and get behind it. We have seen so much fundraising going on in the area in January and it has really been a good community spirit.”
The amount raised will help to keep the Welsh Air Ambulance’s helicopters in the air, which in turn means they can continue to save lives across the country.
It may also keep staff in their job, as Jack says: “It’s something you never really want to have to use or need, but to have it we need to keep helping it.”
The JS-PT team, made up of Jack, Kate, Liz and Sharon, all took part as well as their clients and the hashtag #JSPT30JAN was used to share progress across social media.
“As always, the clients and previous clients chipped in with their friends and families,” said Jack. “It’s never easy to have to step out in the cold and wet on a weekend but with some calories burnt, some headspace and steps in, everyone feels better.”
To those who helped out, Jack added: “Thank you. Clients, staff, friends, family, local businesses, companies… It’s been a real good effort!”
To donate to the fundraiser, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JSPT-healthstudio.
For more info on JS-PT, follow both Facebook pages, https://www.facebook.com/JSPT.MOLD and https://www.facebook.com/JSPT.Health.studio or visit https://js-pt.co.uk/.
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