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12/01-11   -   Press releases

Health and fitness day to raise money for charity

Health and fitness day to raise money for charity

A day packed full of free exercise classes, fitness workshops and health advice will take place in Derby this month to help raise money for charity.

The Health and Wellness Day, which takes place on Saturday 29 January at the Makeney Hall Hotel, will feature a range of fitness classes and workshops to help raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign, a national charity which funds research into breast cancer, and The Queens Hospital Scanner Appeal.

There are classes to suit everyone, from massages and facials for those wanting to relax and be pampered, to workshops with useful hints and tips such as healthy eating, nutrition and feeling good.

There will also be a Body MOT session where you can have a free assessment and guidance to feeling good and self-massage classes for runners and walkers, perfect if you have taken on a new fitness challenge this year.

Actor Steven Blakeley, who plays PC Geoff Younger in the TV series ´Heartbeat´, will also be attending to show his support on the day.

The Health & Wellness charity event was organised by clinical Pilates teacher Bridgette Bradley. Bridgette said: “Whether you want to relax and unwind or want to find out more about how you can improve your health, this day has something for everyone to enjoy while helping raise money for two worthwhile charities. Classes are on a first come, first served basis so book now to ensure you don’t miss out!"

Anyone wishing to attend will be asked to make a £25 donation to either Breast Cancer Campaign or the Queens Hospital Scanner Appeal. There will also be an auction on the day with all proceeds donated to charity.

A full list of all available treatments, classes and workshops are available online at You must book to attend a class in advance. Classes can be booked online or by calling 07946 745 398.


Notes to editors

• Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
• Currently it supports 104 research projects, worth over £16.1 million, in 38 centres of excellence across the UK and Ireland
• Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women
• In the UK, nearly 46,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year – that’s 125 a day
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• Read Chief Executive Pamela Goldberg’s blog

The Queens Hospital Scanner Appeal:
The Queens Hospital Scanner Appeal aims to raise £1/2 million to purchase a “state of the art" CT (Computed Tomography) Scanner. The scanner will enable the production of faster, higher quality images that will improve the diagnosis of heart disease, strokes, cancer, bone fractures and bowel disease.

Marilena Patuto, Media Relations Officer, Breast Cancer Campaign,
DD 0207 749 3720, Email:

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