How You Can Get Fit And Support Disabled Children In Lancashire

A Lancashire charity that improves the lives of children with disabilities is hosting a three-hour workout-athon.

Rainbow Hub is a charity based in Mawdesly, Lancashire, that provides therapeutic services for children and young people with physical disabilities.

The Great Room at Preston North End FC will play host to three hours of back to back gym classes to raise funds for the charity.

Qualified instructors will be giving up their time free of charge to deliver the classes which will be a wide range of workout routines.

Metafit, Les Mills Body Combat & Body Attack and Zumba are just a few of the classes that will be happening on the day.

Don’t worry if all that seems like a daunting task because the charity says you are welcome to “Do as much or as little of the 3 hours as you wish.”

Rainbow Hub was founded in 2001 and has supported up to as many as 85 families per week.

The charity supports children with complex needs and differs from similar organisations because of the diverse range of services they offer.

They improve the physical, social and emotional well-being of the children through sessions tailored to the children’s needs.

One of the sessions they offer is Physiotherapy, which increases the stamina, flexibility and muscle strength of children with conditions like Cerebral palsy.

These Sessions can be delivered on an individual basis or as a small group, where children and young people can encourage each other and meet friends with a similar ability.


Supporting the families of these children is also very important to Rainbow Hub and they say “Caring for a disabled child has a profound effect on the whole family.”

The charity has Parent Support Workers who offer both emotional and practical help.

These support workers help with things like filling out benefit forms, finding help with Education and Health Care Plans or going along to medical appointments.

Katherine Nelson, a Trusts Fundraiser for Rainbow Hub, is organising the Rainbow Hub Workout-athon 2020.

This is the fifth year they have run this event and last year they raised over £6000 and hope to increase that this year.

She stressed how important events like these are for Rainbow Hub to carry on delivering services which are vital to families.

She said, “Rainbow Hub receives no government funding so every penny raised via this event really does help to make a difference.”

The Workout-athon is on the 1st March 2020 from 10 am till 1 pm at The Great Room at Preston North End FC.

You can take part in the Workout-athon via their website for £10, or pay £15 on the door.

The Closing date for online entries is Friday 28th February 12 noon.

For any more information on the Workout-athon, check out the event page on Facebook here.

If you would just like to donate to the charity, check out the donation page of their website here.

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