Getting Active for the MS Society

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A health and fitness fundraiser organised by Active Luton has raised £1,272 for the local branch of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

Members and non-members alike were encouraged to sign up to the MS Triathlon Gym Challenge.

The ‘challenge’ included a 3.2km run, 3.2km row and 3.2km bike ride using Active Luton’s Profiles gym facilities; and could be completed in one day or spread over a week.

The aim of the challenge was to raise as much money as possible for the Luton and Dunstable MS Society branch, while encouraging local people to take advantage of Active Luton’s facilities to improve their own health and wellbeing.

For the more competitive types there were prizes for quickest times in various categories. One and two month free membership passes were awarded to the winners.

David Allen, Chairman of Luton, Dunstable and District Branch of the MS Society, said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to Active Luton on behalf of the branch. The amount they have raised will make a real difference to people suffering from MS who live locally. We operate a transport system which requires funding of £15.7k a year and the funds that Active Luton has raised will help significantly.”

Customers with MS regularly use Active Luton’s gyms as part of the health programmes run by the trust which is another reason why they got involved.

For more information about Active Luton call 01582 700272 or visit www.activeluton.co.uk