Hollyoaks stars join fitness fundraiser to support people with a learning disability

Hollyoaks stars join fitness fundraiser to support people with a learning disability

Hollyoaks actors took half in a fitness-themed fundraiser this weekend (16 July) in assist of the training incapacity charities, Mencap and Sunday Circle.   Mencap ambassador, Emily Burnett, who performs Olivia Bradshaw within the Channel 4 cleaning soap, invited a bunch of superstar family and friends to her native fitness center – David Lloyd, Cardiff – for a day of enjoyable, health and fundraising to lift cash for the upcoming problem, Push to the Peak.  On Sunday 28 August, BAFTA-winner Emily and her aunt Teresa, who has a studying incapacity, will be part of a bunch participating within the problem ‘Push to the Peak’, the place they may climb the very best mountain in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon.

Tom leach, Emily Burnett, Teresa, Mia McKenna-Bruce and james Sutton took half in Saturday’s fundraiser ‘Push to the Peak’ exercise class. Credit: Mark Kidsley

The trek is lifelong dream for Teresa, who is set to indicate what folks with a studying incapacity are able to, and climb the mountain to rejoice her sixtieth birthday.  During Saturday’s fundraising occasion, Emily and Teresa have been put by way of their paces in an inclusive and accessible ‘Push to the Peak’ exercise class, created particularly for the day by David Lloyd trainers.

They have been joined by Hollyoaks actor James Sutton, who performs John Paul McQueen, actor Mia McKenna-Bruce who’s at the moment starring alongside Dakota Johnson in Netflix’s Persuasion, actor Tom Leach and a bunch of supporters from Mencap and Sunday Circle, a few of whom have a studying incapacity.   David Lloyd Clubs have been supporting Emily and Teresa for a number of months as they practice for his or her climb and put together to scale the 1,085-metre summit.

Emily’s Aunt, Teresa, stated she desires to indicate everybody what she will be able to obtain and lift cash for Mencap and Sunday Circle. Credit: Mark Kidsley

All proceeds from the fundraising occasion and August’s Push to the Peak problem will likely be break up between Mencap and Sunday Circle, an area studying incapacity organisation based mostly in Wales. All cash donated to Mencap will go in direction of their very important work supporting the 1.5 million folks dwelling with a studying incapacity within the UK.   Mencap ambassador, Emily Burnett, stated: “Events like these increase consciousness of studying incapacity and the very important work of Mencap and Sunday Circle. We need everybody with a studying incapacity to really feel valued equally, to be included and to have alternatives. I name Teresa ‘my sunshine’ and I can’t start to explain the methods she has modified my life.

Teresa stated she needed to climb Snowdon earlier than she was 60, and when she places her thoughts to one thing, we now have little doubt she’ll do it. We’re so grateful to David Lloyd for serving to us put together for the trek and for internet hosting as we speak’s occasion. It was sensible to satisfy so many individuals dwelling with a studying incapacity who’ve discovered their independence and a way of neighborhood because of organisations like Mencap and Sunday Circle.”

Emily’s Aunt, Teresa, stated: “Thanks to David Lloyd fitness center and my trainers, Nick and Jamie, who’ve been sensible. I’m loving my coaching and I can’t wait to tackle Snowdon. I need to present everybody what I can obtain and lift cash for Mencap and Sunday Circle.” 

The intention of ‘Push to the Peak’, is to problem stereotypes and reveal the capabilities of individuals with a studying incapacity. Credit: Mark Kidsley

Meanwhile, the Director of Fundraising at Mencap, Mary O’Hagan, stated: “We are honoured that Emily and Teresa are taking up this problem to lift very important funds for Mencap. We need the UK to be the most effective place on the planet for folks with a studying incapacity to reside completely satisfied and wholesome lives and we all know that Emily desires that too.

“We’re thrilled to have her be part of the Mencap ambassador household and we’re extremely grateful to her, and to David Lloyd Cardiff, for internet hosting this occasion. We sit up for working collectively within the run as much as the large climb in August. Good luck to all the Push to the Peak crew.”  Maggie Harries, founding father of Sunday Circle, thanked Teresa, including: “Over the previous 41 years, lots of of individuals with a variety of extra wants have been given the chance to expertise new actions and make new buddies. We’ve skied, climbed, camped and kayaked. We’ve abseiled, danced and performed soccer, and now Teresa will characterize us on prime of Snowdon.”

For extra data, you’ll be able to go to Mencap’s website.


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