The South West’s leading health club and spa has made a major donation to a local school, significantly boosting its sporting facilities.
With over 400 individual items donated, it means that the PE department at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form will not only be able to replace some of its older kits but improve the type of classes to both pupils and those who use it for extra-curricular activities.
The donation, which was arranged by fitness instructor Debi Lough, has come from theClubandSpa at Cadbury House in Congresbury and follows a £70,000 investment at the popular club that has just upgraded its main and spin studios.
Included in the equipment are spin bikes, Reebok Steps and Risers, an assortment of different weight dumbbells, body pump plates and body pump bars.
Debi said: “We’re always upgrading the facilities at theClub and the investment in the main and spin studios meant we had surplus equipment. It’s great to hand it over to the school which I’m sure will make very good use of it especially when most struggle with finding suitable funds for this sort of thing.
“We also recognise that as a major business in the area we have an obligation to help the local community when we can. Donating equipment like this to the school will not only benefit the children but also those who might use the school facilities for extra-curricular activity.
James Hayne, Director of Physical Education at Churchill Academy added: “As an academy, we’re always looking to develop mutually beneficial relationships with local businesses for the benefit of the pupils, and this is a perfect example of that process in action.
“It’s a fantastic donation and all of us here at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form are extremely grateful to Debi and the club at Cadbury House for giving us this equipment. We champion sport and being active in a range of different ways at Churchill, and this will enable us to deliver even more opportunities to more of our students.”