Olympic athletes join in the fun at family open day

Olympic swimmers Steve Parry and Mark Foster joined Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist, Hoop Guy, to help Everyone Active to raise money for Mind at a family fun day on Saturday (5 May) at Pingles Stadium.

Hundreds of people from across Nuneaton and Bedworth joined in the festivities by enjoying the masses of activities on offer throughout the day, raising over £4,000 for the mental wellbeing charity.

Visitors went head-to-head with Steve and Mark in a number of fitness challenges, as well as enjoyed demonstrations delivered by Britain’s Got Talent 2017 Semi-Finalist, Hoop Guy.

Nuneaton Harriers Athletics Club supported SLM in hosting the event and offered hints, tips and trials for aspiring athletic stars from across the borough.

Everyone Active partnered with Mind last June last year in a bid to raise awareness of the positive impact physical activity can have on your mental wellbeing and aims to raise £100,000 before June next year.

“I am thrilled that families from across the borough were able to join us in getting active at the community fun day. We are delighted that we raised more than £4,000 for this excellent charity. The team at Mind are passionate about raising awareness of mental wellbeing and we admire the fantastic work they carry out each day. In order to reach our target of £100,000 we will continue to arrange a string of events over the next year that will encourage local communities to raise money for charity and improve their health and wellbeing.”

David Bibby, Managing Director at Everyone Active