A DEESIDE gym is fundraising to feed all 20 families staying at a temporary supported accommodation in Flintshire this Christmas Day.

Connah’s Quay-based JS-PT Health Studio has announced its Christmas challenge to raise money for the families at Plas Bellin Hall in Oakenholt to have a Christmas dinner.

And to do this, the gym is promoting fun fitness and nutrition to help local people get more healthy - with a percentage of the proceeds going to the fundraising challenge.

It will see people embark on a 21-day fitness challenge to get fitter in the run up to Christmas.

Jack Sullivan, owner of JS-PT Health Studio, said: “We believe that local businesses can do more to help charities and causes that are working hard to help local people.

"We wanted to find a way where we could help Flintshire become fitter, healthier and happier, while also bringing the community together to help somewhere that needs supporting.

"By encouraging local neighbours to join a fun 21-day fitness challenge where a percentage of the fee will go towards feeding the families this Christmas – we’re helping double the number of people at one time.

"The remaining amount we take merely covers our costs and pays our team to deliver this service."

Enrolment to the 21-Day Challenge has been running throughout November and the program is designed to help you get back into a routine, lose pounds, tone up and boost your strength and confidence – while working at your own pace and enjoyment.

The program includes fun exercise in a group atmosphere, led by experienced and certified trainers. Nutritional advice, and ongoing accountability and support is also provided.

The gym says every participant will finish the 21-day challenge with more energy, improved health and confidence, and a feeling of fulfilment knowing they helped a good cause for our community.

In addition to the 21-Day Challenge, the gym has been working with local businesses to help deliver the goods, sell raffle tickets and also to donate prizes.

Every year Jack and the team raise money for charity but this year wanted to do something bigger than the norm.

He said: “After speaking to Plas Bellin Hall, we asked how we can help in a bigger way, and now here we are on the journey to providing every family in the Hall a Christmas dinner - it's fantastic.

Speaking about the fundraiser from the 21-Day Challenge, Jack said: “Our program is a fun alternative to the boring gyms, which is also guaranteed to get you results in a shorter time. At the same time it allows us to bring the community together, raise money for a worthwhile cause, so everyone benefits.”

“Local business have been great to us, RSV automotive, The Broadoak, Whiltons - to name a few - have been great in helping us with this vision."

On the December 7 at 9.30am at the gym, there will be a group workout/challenge where adults and children are able to come along to take part and raise even more money.

Jack Sullivan can be contacted at 07715643062 for more information.