FITNESS instructors are challenging people to get physical for a good cause.
L&S Flintshire Fitness will hold a club-themed fitness event to raise money for Anya Bentham later this month.
The 18-month-old has an advanced form of cancer called neuroblastoma and parents Graeme Bentham and Naomi Stanley from Connah’s Quay have launched an appeal to raise £250,000 to pay for pioneering treatment in America.
Lewis Lund, 21, a personal trainer from Flint, had the idea for the fundraiser after attending a friend’s charity event for Anya.
“Her story really touched me and I felt I had to do something myself,” he said.
So Lewis has planned the fitness challenge together with his business partner Steven Allman, from Mold.
He said there will be a DJ and strobe and laser lights at the afternoon event.
“We’re going to turn out the lights and have a bit of a rave basically,” he said.
Lewis and Steven will lead two fitness classes – a one-hour projected Shaun T Insanity workout followed by a 45-minute total body workout.
And groups of 10 or more booking together are offered an extra free strength and conditioning workout.
With DJ Daniel Lloyd providing the music and Deeside College donating the hall space free of charge, Lewis said 100 per cent of ticket sales will go to the appeal.
Naomi said it was overwhelming that people like Lewis and Steven were organising events to help Anya.
She said the appeal had raised £38,000 so far and with so much help from members of the public she was confident their target would be met, “which is amazing,” she said.
“Anya’s gone through so much already but she’s always smiling, always happy. She’s a real fighter.”
The fitness challenge takes place at Deeside College sports hall on Saturday, March 23 from 3-5pm. Tickets are £3.
For more details call Lewis or Steven on 07909188649.
For details about the appeal, go to www.just giving. com/appeal4anya