The Team Chongi Academy’s egg donation to Hope House Hospice provided a welcome Easter surprise.
The Crewe based gym was delighted to deliver 40 Easter eggs – donated by members of the team and their friends, in exchange for gym passes over the last couple of weeks – to the children, young adults and their families at the Hospice in Morda, Oswestry.
Hannah Penney, Area Fundraiser for Hope House said:
” We would like to thank The Team Chongi Academy for their donation.
We like to distribute the Easter eggs to the children, young adults and their siblings who use Hope House’s services.
The children, young adults and staff at the hospice had a brilliant Easter full of different activities and certainly enjoyed eating all the chocolate!’
Hope House Hospice provides care and support to terminally ill children and their families across the whole of Cheshire, Shropshire, Mid and North Wales.
The provision includes terminal and respite care, both at the hospice and in the child’s own home.
Counselling is also provided for the whole family for as long as they require it and this service can also be accessed by the community to help support any family that has lost a child through illness or accident or when a child has lost a parent in traumatic circumstances.
The majority of the £4 million a year it takes to cover the running costs of Hope House Hospice are met by fundraising and donations.
Mark Russell, Owner and Head Coach at The Team Chongi Academy said:
“Our gym members are delighted to support Hope House Hospice and the fantastic response we got, with egg donations, reinforces that The Team Chongi Academy foster a strong nurturing set of values that spreads beyond our immediate gym family. We place great importance on creating an environment that enables as many people to achieve positive health and well-being and this includes the desire to extend that hand of support out into the local community wherever possible.
” I am grateful to have experienced the rewards of competing at a World Class level and our team members enjoy regular opportunities to experience competitive and personal success too. However, I know that the satisfaction of being able to do something practical, locally, makes all of us feel very honoured”.
Mark finished by saying:
“Part of what we do at the gym is to encourage everyone to be the best that they can and this relies on our members having the courage to push themselves and face new challenges. However, we are humbled and inspired when we meet people, like Luke – who faces and conquers daily challenges, as a result of dealing with life limiting illness. That’s our impetus. “
If you want to try something new, set yourself fresh challenges to be the best that you can, visit www.teamchongi.com.
The Academy is based on Eaton Street, Crewe and offers a wide range of classes to suit all fitness and technical abilities and ages from 4 years plus.
Call Mark Russell for more information on: 07702056399, Facebook: Team Chongi Academy or Twitter: @MarkRussUK.