Gym signs up to help Hartlepool hospice

Members of Atom Health and Fitness who have become Hartlepool & District Hospice's latest corporate partner

Members of Atom Health and Fitness who have become Hartlepool & District Hospice's latest corporate partner

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HARTLEPOOL hospice is looking forward to a shot in the arm after a gym decided to flex its fundraising muscles for the charity.

Atom Health and Fitness, based in Wynyard, have become Hartlepool & District Hospice’s latest corporate partner.

Atom, who opened their premises last year, were introduced to the hospice by patron Wynyard Park after expressing an interest in supporting the local charity.

Diane Car, the gym’s membership manager, was impressed with the level of care provided by the hospice when she met with met with fundraisers and was given a tour of the care facilities in Wells Avenue.

She quickly pledged Atom’s support as a new corporate partner.

Diane said: “I went to the hospice and have seen what fantastic work they do not only for their patients but their families too.

“The team at Atom Health and Fitness are really looking forward to working with the hospice and raising funds for this great facility.”

Atom already have a number of ideas they are working on to get raising much-needed funds.

They recently attended a Get Healthy for Your Hospice class by giving a talk on the links between healthy eating and exercise and gave a free gym pass to everyone who attended.

Hospice fundraiser Greg Hildreth said: “Working with Diane and the team at Atom is a really exciting opportunity for us.

“They understand the hospice philosophy and are really eager to show their support.

“I would like to thank them and wish them every success in their fundraising efforts.”

It costs the hospice £2.34 million a year to continue providing its current range of services to people of Hartlepool and East Durham.

Any businesses, large or small, would like to find out more about joining the Hospice’s growing Corporate Partnership initiative, they can contact Greg Hildreth on (01429) 855529.