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England Netballer calls on local businesses to get fit for a good cause.

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  • 2019 England Netball Captain Serena Guthrie will feature at the launch of event aimed at helping local kids be more active
  • By the time they are 11, 20% of children in this country are already classified as obese thereby missing out on the physical activity which could lead to better life outcomes. The BANES area is no exception
  • Fit4Bath partners with Team Bath to stage event at Sports Training Village, offering bespoke training support to those who sign up
  • Sporting Family Change will benefit from charity proceeds to run activities for local families

The 2019 England Netball Captain Serena Guthrie will be challenging Bath businesses to get fit for a good cause at a launch event at 18.15 on 6 February for a new charity fitness initiative hosted by Team Bath.

The Charity Fitness Challenge will take place on 28 March at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and businesses will be invited to put forward teams of three to train for the Fit4Bath event.

Fit4Bath, partnered with the University of Bath, is raising money for Sporting Family Change (SFC), a local charity which supports children and families through sporting activities.

Serena joined SFC last year to work with schools across Bath and North East Somerset, inspiring a new generation of children to make sport an everyday part of their lives.

Serena, Team Member of Sporting Family Change, said:  ” It’s a really exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with Fit4Bath, University of Bath and the Parry Family Charitable Foundation, on a Project that will ultimately have a huge positive impact on many local children and their families in and around the Bath area.”

Fit4Bath is the brainchild of local businessman and sports enthusiast Nick Parry. In addition to founding his company Branch Growth, Nick is also a director of the Parry Family Charitable Foundation (PFCF). The PFCF are supporting Fit4Bath by match-funding monies raised by participating teams up to £8,000.

David Parry, chair of the Parry Family Charitable Foundation said: “We are delighted to be involved in the Fit4Bath project. All the money raised will be used to help children locally get fitter and healthier and, of course, along the way have lots of fun.

The challenge to businesses in the Bath area to support this work by entering teams to improve their fitness and well-being is imaginative. Perhaps Fit4Bath will ‘light a fire’ that makes being fit one of the joys we have in life.”

Participating teams will have access to world class sporting facilities at the University’s Sports Training Village as well as support from their own Personal Trainer at Team Bath where over 250 international athletes are based.

Courtesy of the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd.