Glenrothes gym gives local charities a cash boost

Manager Pam Weeks, gym members and representatives from Homestart and Aberlour who received �350 each from the Glenrothes gym. Pic: George McLuskie
Manager Pam Weeks, gym members and representatives from Homestart and Aberlour who received �350 each from the Glenrothes gym. Pic: George McLuskie

Staff, members and non-members of a Glenrothes gym have been stepping out to raise money for two worthy causes.

A group from Millennium Gym, based in Eastfield Industrial Estate, took part in a 15-day Metafit Challenge in the run up to Christmas to raise a total of £750.

The 50 participants took part in a daily half-hour exercise session and donated the fee to charity. The money collected was split between Home-Start and the Aberlour Children’s Trust.

Representatives from both organisations went along to the gym last week to collect their cheques.

Pam Weeks, gym manager, said: “We had a couple of staff who came along as well as gym members and non-members. I was really pleased with everyone’s commitment, especially with it being so close to Christmas.

“We had a suggestion box at our reception for people to nominate charities and that’s how we decided to give the money to Homestart Glenrothes and the Aberlour Children’s Trust.”

The bodies receiving the money

Home-Start is a national family support charity that helps parents to build better lives for their children.

Its volunteers provide support and friendship to families.

The local Home-Start is based in Greenlaw Crescent.

Aberlour Children’s Trust provides help to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

It offers a range of services covering areas such as befriending, parent support, disability and carer support.