Valentine’s day is special for many people, and for local gymnastics and trampoline Club Springfit, it was too. They wanted to share the love in a different way though. Instead of spending money on heart-shaped chocolates and teddy bears, they raised money for two well deserving heart-related causes; The British Heart Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young.
In this annual Valentine’s week event, over 1000 of Springfit’s members turned up to class wearing red in support of the charities. The charities were chosen not only for their focus on heart-related health and the association with Valentine’s Day, but also because they supported people close to the Club in recent years. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) funds research to beat heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to prevent sudden cardiac deaths in the young through awareness, screening and research, and they support affected families.
It can be easy to get caught up in the commercially driven romance of Valentine’s day but it is important to remember that not everyone can celebrate this holiday in the same way. Many people continue to suffer or cannot be with their loved ones on this special holiday due to conditions such as the ones supported by Springfit’s chosen charities. Springfit believes that Valentine’s Day is about more than simply showing love for a partner. Valentine’s can be a time where we simply think of people other than ourselves. Raising money or donating to a great cause can be a great way to display this love.
The club managed to raise an incredible £357.00 for their chosen charities. Perhaps we should all take a leaf out of Springfit’s book and share the love this Valentine’s.
Donations can still be made HERE.