Anytime Fitness volunteers don purple kilts to raise £1,500 for charity
May 17, 2017
Fundraisers from Anytime Fitness Glasgow West End, Clarkston and Bishopsbriggs walked 23 miles in purple kilts to raise money for A&M Scotland, a charity that improves life chances for young people in deprived areas of Scotland.
The volunteers travelled by foot from Glasgow Green to Loch Lomond in just over seven hours as part of the Glasgow Kiltwalk, an annual fundraising event which takes place in several Scottish cities.
The team that took part donned specially made Anytime Fitness themed Kilts as well as painting the Anytime Fitness ‘Running Man’ logo onto their skin.
Hugh Mullan, Director and owner of the three Anytime Fitness clubs that took part said, “We’ve been looking for a local charity to work with for some time and when we heard about the work of A&M Scotland on local radio we knew this was the ideal opportunity to get involved and give back to the local community.
The difference they're making to young people's lives by improving their self-esteem, interpersonal skills, employability and of course their health and fitness really is remarkable.
We had seven staff members from our three clubs in Glasgow West End, Bishopbriggs and Clarkston and three members from our Clarkston Club who each raised over £500 themselves.”
Hugh is so impressed and passionate about the work A&M Scotland is doing that he has now vowed to take on some of the people involved with the fundraise for work experience. He said, “We are delighted to be continuing our involvement by taking on some of the youngsters on work experience schemes and can't wait to share our passion for health and fitness with potential future Personal Trainers and Club Managers!”