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A LOCAL Pilates class, run by Corinne Lloyd, held a charity class on Tuesday 19th December to raise money for Clic Sargent and Bath RUH.
Corinne offered 24 places at a charity Pilates class last month, with tickets costing £10 each with all proceeds going to charity. She managed to fill the class and raise £240 for the worthy causes. This was then increased to a total of £350 after donations from the Pilates Christmas party.
Corinne said, “The class was great fun and included some partner work as well as Pilates and relaxation. The class lasted for 75 minutes and was held in Forest and Sandridge School where I regularly teach my classes. Due to the nature of the class, headteacher Anna Wilcox and business manager Allison Moon generously donated the rent from the class and therefore 100% of the money went to the two charities.”
Money was raised for Clic Sargent in aid of a local family whose baby daughter, Ellie, is undergoing treatment.
Ellie’s parents said, “We will be forever grateful to CLIC Sargent for their amazing help and support. Thanks to CLIC Sargent we have been able to stay together as a family close to the hospital whilst Ellie receives life-saving treatment. It has also meant that we have been able to take Ellie out of the hospital to enjoy precious family time together in a safe environment.
“Once we get home, the support does not stop there either. We will continue to have a CLIC nurse visit us every day to assist us with Ellie’s care. It is not until you are in this situation that you realise just how much charities such as CLIC Sargent and Macmillan do in providing crucial care and support to children with cancer and their families. We will be forever thankful to them.”
The remainder of the money went to Bath RUH and their new cancer unit which is undergoing construction.
Corinne continued, “Just before Christmas I had a scare and underwent a biopsy and scans. From going to the doctor to getting the results was less than a week. The RUH was incredible and it was great to be able to give a couple of hundred pounds towards their new cancer unit.”