The seventh annual Rainbow Hub Workout-Athon which took place on Sunday 7th March 2021 had to go virtual
this year but is on target to raise more than £1,700.
The event, supported by JMW solicitors, would normally have taken place at Preston North End Football Club
but the pandemic meant that participants had to take part in the three hours of fun filled and energetic
workouts via Zoom from their own homes to raise the much needed funds for the Mawdesley based charity
supporting children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities
Classes including Rock Box, Attack and Combat Mash Up, Zumba, Legs, Bums & Tums and HIIT Mash Up
were delivered by qualified fitness instructors: Rachel Burrows, Gill Swift, Joanne Berends-Sheriff,
Kurt McDonnell and Penny Seddon, also working from their homes, with one as far away as Cornwall.
Participants from all around the North West took part including Liverpool, Wigan, Preston, Leyland, Burscough,
Merseyside, Manchester, Darwen, Chorley and Morecambe, together with one from London.
Maria Womack from Leyland, who participated and raised £200 towards the target, said, “I’ve done the
Workoutathon in support of Rainbow Hub for 6 years now. As someone who never does exercise classes, it is a real
challenge for me, but having visited Rainbow Hub and seeing how they support children with disabilities, I was more
determined than ever to do the online event this year. Charities have been hit really hard by the pandemic and
Rainbow Hub is no different”
Lyndsay Fahey, Chief Executive, Rainbow Hub, said “We are delighted that so many decided to take part this year
even though we had to go virtual. It was lots of fun and our thanks go to those who took participated and our
supporter, JMW Solicitors. We are also extremely grateful to all the instructors and Kat Nelson, our Head of
Fundraising who organised the event in its new format so well.”