A chance to start a new active lifestyle while raising money for children with additional needs saw people flock to gyms in Langley, Slough and Bracknell.

The gyms were all part of the Absolutely Fitness chain and 70 people took up the opportunity to try out the facilities free for the day - while those who came as superheroes were given a month's free use.

Competitions and a raffle raised £145 which has been donated to Absolutely Together, the organisation that gives families who have children or young adults with additional needs free access to leisure experiences.

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The money will give 10 families from across the region the chance to go bowling or karting together.

Harry Smith, club manager at Absolutely Fitness in Bracknell, said: “The recent pandemic and lockdown encouraged many people to change their lifestyle and choose to become healthier and fitter. We wanted to use National Fitness Day to help get people going by giving them the chance to see how good being active can make them feel.”

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Sandra Grochowska, Club Manager at Absolutely Fitness in Slough, added: “Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event and helped us raise money for Absolutely Together. The funds really will give families who struggle to take part in activities together the chance to do something they can all enjoy.”

To learn more about the work Absolutely Together does, visit www.absolutely-together.org.