This quote accredited to Mother Teresa hits home with the team at Rossis – where in just one busy September week we have helped to raise more than £3,000 for charity in a series of fitness challenges encompassing rowing, cycling and squash.
In a joint event with Sainsbury’s on 3rd September, teams from Rossis and Sainsbury’s took to rowing machines in the foyer of the North Walsham supermarket and covered 77 miles, raising almost £400 for East Anglian Air Ambulance. – that’s almost four times across the English Channel! We are extremely proud to have East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity as one of our chosen charities and have raised over £2,500 in the past year for them.
A whole day of events took place at Rossis on 10th September to remember popular Fitness Instructor, Dave Butler, who joined Rossis after taking early retirement from working in insurance. His Spinning Classes were legendary and he is sorely missed by staff and members alike. Dave’s Day saw members and visitors take part in activities reflecting some of Dave’s favourite things and joined a Coffee & Cake Morning, Spinning sessions and a Quiz & Curry night raising £1745 for The Brain Tumour Charity.
While Squash Coach, Tom Smith, took on a huge challenge with a 24 hour long Squash Coachathon overnight 9th/10th September in memory of Sarah Harmer, a popular member of the Rossis team, who lost her battle with cancer this year. Tom set up a total of 48 sessions each lasting 30 minutes, followed by a handicap tournament and fun quiz, raising £1200 for The Big C, Norfolk’s Cancer Charity.