Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Milan makes magic and Jack meets his challenge

Our fabulous friends at GetFIT, Milan, raised  € 874.50 with their Christmas swap event and raffle.
Susanna Gregorio, whose husband Livio Leardi is founder and CEO of the GetFIT chain of fitness clubs, said the the event succeeded in bringing people together in a festive, fun environment with special classes with instructors in costume and Christmas music. In peak hours, there were juices, fruit and snacks.
"The event has made everyone happy: members, guests of members and staff ," she said.
The raffle was a big success and the swap brought together those who wanted to join in an auction for unwanted and pre-loved items.

"On the last day, we concluded the two-day festival with aperitifs for members and guest," said Susanna. 

Thank you to everyone at GetFit for once again pulling out all the stops to raise money for our family.
Well done Jack
Many congratulations to Jack Howard,10, who not only completed his first triathlon, in  25 minutes 11 seconds , coming 40th out of 240 under 16s youths and 13th in the under 12s category, despite being one of the youngest competitors.
Jack, taking part in the Gems Junior Triathlon in Dubai, enjoyed it so much he now wants to do another one 
Jack took up the challenge because he wanted to raise money for the Happy House and set up his own JustGiving page which has reached in the region of £800 !
Chris said: "We have all been very humbled by the donations people have given for the kids  and  it is wonderful to see that people do care about others whilst giving fantastic support to Jack , whom is overwhelmed by the support .
" Jack has  every day reposted his page and checking on the tally."
They are still to add up a final total as he has some more last minute donations to add.
Jack  would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported him in Dubai and the UK, including is football Go Pro Academy which is run by  ex-Manchester United player Kirk Hilton.
And all Jack's Happy house friends want to say thank you to him and to let to you know all the kids were all eager to to know how you had got on.