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£1,300raised of £1,300 target by 24 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,300 to to run 4 school terms (April-December) of fitness classes for carers focusing on lifting techniques, strength and cardio

    Abingdon, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 1st December 2018

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    We all know that being a full-time carer can result in a bad back, ill health and isolation and I know from personal experience thay keeping fit and strong does wonders for my mental and physical health which in turn makes me better able to care for my son. I am looking to set up a weekly subsidised fitness class (Fit to Care) for parent and family carers at my gym Priority 6 in Abingdon ( The sessions would be concentrating on learning how to lift properly, using our core muscles, some strength training and a bit of cardio. It would be suitable for people who have done no or little exercise as everything can be scaled to your ability. I would like to encourage anyone who is a carer to come along to get fit and make new friends, two things that can be incredibly difficult for those of us who find ourselves caring for a disabled child or relative. Priority 6 is a fantastic gym who would like to get involved with something that would benefit the community, this was my suggestion to them and they are very keen. The wealth of knowledge and experience that the coaches at P6 have is vast and varied – the carers who attend couldn’t be in safer hands! It is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive gym and being a member is changing my life. Giving other carers this opportunity at an affordable price would be amazing.



    • Karen Sharman9 months ago
      Karen Sharman

      Karen Sharman

      9 months ago

      I have increased the amount to £650 in order to provide two 6 week blocks of classes for 15 people. The first block will start on Monday 16 April at 11am and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If these classes prove popular I will gather feedback from the participants (to show evidence of need for these classes) in order to approach charities for funding for further classes starting September 2018. Please, please encourage people to help me raise the outstanding £130. Thank you

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    • Karen Sharman9 months ago
      Karen Sharman

      Karen Sharman

      9 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 9/20/2018 4:10 PM



    • Anonymous


      Sep 20, 2018

    • Emma Tucker

      Emma Tucker

      Sep 20, 2018


    • Karen Boys

      Karen Boys

      Sep 18, 2018

      Good luck Karen - looks like you are doing a sterling job. x


    • Pierre  Vivant

      Pierre Vivant

      Jun 30, 2018

      Such a good idea! Hope you reach your target but come back to me if you are just short.


    • r hopcroft

      r hopcroft

      Jun 18, 2018

      Karen and Mark I hope this helps with your efforts


    • Rita Burt

      Rita Burt

      Jun 15, 2018

      Happy to support your venture


    • Miriam Maughan

      Miriam Maughan

      May 15, 2018

      You're doing a great thing I hope you manage to get all the sourcing you need


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    Karen Sharman

    Karen Sharman

    Abingdon, UK

    My name is Karen and my world was turned upside down when my youngest son was diagnosed with Autism and learning disabilities when he was 3. Nobody expects to have a disabled child and it can leave you isolated. There is little support for carers health and I want to change that!

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