Swindon people are being called on to take inspiration from Team GB’s world beating performances in Rio by setting their own Guinness world record for the number of participants in a Swiss Ball exercise class at David Lloyd in North Swindon on Saturday 1 October.
Previously attempted in 2014, the first event raised more than £10,000 for a state of the art teenage cancer facility.
This year the mass fitness class marks the launch of the Younite Foundation, a new charity focussed on providing support and life changing opportunities for local children and young adults up to the age of 21.
“We want everyone to enjoy themselves and raise lots of money, just like we did in 2014”, said Younite trustee Karen Thornley. “But this time round we really want Swindon to embrace Team GB’s fantastic Olympic spirit and show everyone what we’re made of by setting a new world record.”
To get your name in the record books, simply register to take part as soon as possible at:
Places are limited to 500. Whilst participation is free, you’re asked to make a donation of £10 to be distributed by Younite to three local good causes. In return you get to keep the Swiss Ball.
James Phipps, trustee and the driving force behind the Younite Foundation, said: “Younite trustees have selected three amazing charities to support from this year’s event:
• Jessie May, a Children’s Hospice at Home. Working in Swindon since the turn of 2016 they already support 22 local children and their families;
• Bios, a Swindon based youth work project;
• Melon Mission, an outreach project supported by Swindon volunteers helping to build a school for orphans and destitute children in Kenya.
“We’re really grateful to David Lloyd for once again supporting us and the considerable staging costs will be met by Excalibur Communications.
“We’re hoping the people of Swindon will join together to support the work of these great causes and in the process show the world there’s more to the town than a roundabout.”