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Peter Fitzboydon announces decision to stand down as Chief Executive of London Sport!

Peter Fitzboydon, appointed as London Sport’s first permanent Chief Executive in 2014, will leave in the summer of 2017 to take up new role with Parkwood Leisure.

London Sport Deputy Chair, Richard Barker, expresses "profound thanks” to Fitzboydon for successes in leading London Sport through the organisation’s formative years.

Peter Fitzboydon: "Serving as London Sport’s first Chief Executive has been a genuine privilege, and I am proud of all that we have achieved in the past three years”

To read more on Peter's departure, click here.

Zumbathon Event raising money for Alzheimer’s Society!
 
Kris Gregory, local fitness instructor and employee of the Alzheimer’s Society is hosting a Zumbathon fundraising event on Saturday 13th May 2017, 11am – 12.30pm. The event will be held at Calverton Village Hall, Park Road, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6NL.  Doors open at 10am and the event starts 11am – 12.30pm.

Participants will dance non stop for one and a half hours all dressed in black and white to raise much needed cash to help people affected by dementia and their families and carers. 

 Tickets cost £10 per person with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society and are available to purchase online via the website at https://v1.bookwhen.com/krisfitness Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so on the Just Giving website at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kris-Gregory

For further details go to www.krisfitness.co.uk/zumbathons or see the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nottinghamfitness

Peterborough Disability Charity Receives Funding for Supporting Ex Forces Personnel!

Inspire Peterborough have been awarded £20,000 by the Ministry of Defence, through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund for their project Supporting Disabled Ex-Forces (SDEF) which will operate throughout Peterborough. SDEF will offer opportunities for ex-forces personnel with disabilities and/or mental health conditions to take part in social activities, sport or leisure activities and offer participants opportunities to gain qualifications in fitness and volunteering/employment in order to support their peers.

To find out more info, please click here.

WheelPower partners with Disability Snowsport UK.

WheelPower - the national charity for wheelchair sport, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Disability Snowsport UK.

The partnership aims to grow the numbers of wheelchair users taking part in snowsports and increase awareness of the opportunities available.

Chris Turner, National Sports Director at WheelPower, said:

"We are delighted to be working with Disability Snowsport UK, and we see this partnership as a fantastic opportunity to develop and promote quality sporting opportunities for wheelchair users. We are committed to providing as wide a variety of opportunities across the sporting landscape for wheelchair users as possible.”

Legacy Leisure Community Grant Fund supports drive to increase community fitness!

Legacy Leisure, a non-profit charitable organisation which operates leisure facilities on behalf of Parkwood Leisure, is supporting a drive to increase community fitness following the announcement of two deserving recipients who will benefit from its Community Grant Fund.

Windsor-based Evolution Triathlon Club, founded by experienced British Triathlon coach Kevin Wallace, was awarded £500 for its ‘Try a Tri’ initiative to encourage more people to take up the fun and motivational sport of Triathlon. 

As part of the England Athletics ‘RunTogether’ recreational running programme, Tilehurst RunTogether club received a £200 grant.  Organised by Katie Gumbrell, a UK Athletics coach in Running Fitness, the club is setting up an 8-week course for local people who are new to running as well as support those returning to running.