Festive fitness classes to help Christmas wishes come true for London’s homeless

Festive fitness classes to help Christmas wishes come true for London’s homeless

Fitness First Balham is working with Evolve Housing + Support this December, on a Christmas fundraising campaign, to help make Christmas wishes come true for homeless people in the area.

Taking place at Balham Fitness First, members and non-members alike have a choice of three Christmas themed classes to help them keep fit and support a local cause as they dance, Zumba and circuit their way through the festive season.

Festive fitness event organiser Norman Bernard from Fitness First said: “At Christmas we all look forward to gathering together with family and friends, but there are many in our community who don’t get that. Through our festive and fun classes and raffle our members can have fun, keep fit and help to fulfil some wishes with Evolve Housing + Support. “Tickets for the raffle and gift drop are available throughout December, for those who can’t make the classes but would like to get involved, and the draw will take place on 22nd December – hopefully supplying winners with some last-minute stocking fillers or treats for themselves.”

Jasmine Jappy, Community Fundraising Manager, Evolve Housing + Support commented: “The Fitness First fundraising events are a fantastic idea and a great way to get the community involved in the campaign. Christmas is a particularly hard time for homeless people but with the help of campaigns like this we will be able to grant more Christmas wishes and give gifts which will help rebuild independent lives.”

Fitness First Balham Fundraising Classes:

  • Thursday 14th Dec 6-7pm Christmas Thriller dance class with Chad
  • Tuesday 19th Dec 7-8pm Christmas Zumba with Sian
  • Wednesday 20th Dec 6-7pm Christmas circuit class with Norman and Sammie

Suggested donation: £1, Christmas outfits: optional, but a lot of fun.

Raffle tickets are available from reception: £1 each – winners will be called on 22nd December. The club will also have a present drop box for you to donate gifts to the gift appeal.


Notes to editors

For further information please contact Annabel Chow, Marketing, Communications and Events Manager on 0207 101 9981

Evolve Housing + Support is a homelessness and community support charity working with 2,000 people each year.  They provide supported housing for homeless young people and adults with a range of support needs in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Bromley, Merton, Wandsworth and the Royal boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Kingston-Upon-Thames.

Evolve also provide Work and Learning, Health and Wellbeing services and a homelessness prevention service in schools through mentoring.

Evolve Housing + Support is the largest provider of supported housing in Croydon, and the third largest in London, working in partnership with local authorities to provide a wide range of high quality housing.

You can help a homeless person’s wish come true by texting Best73 £5 to 700070 which donates £5 to the campaign or by going to our JustGiving site

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