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Spinning Gold for Springhill

Spin instructor Shelly Burns has been steering Springhill Hospice supporters in the right direction again this year, raising over £2,000 for Springhill Hospice, enabling hospice’s doctors and nurses to care for patients at the end of their lives.

Based at Link4Life Rochdale, Shelly, along with 30+ spin enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, took to her spin bike to replicate the gym’s 2015 hugely successful Spin-a-thon.  3 hours of sweat and hard work was certainly worth it as the cyclists efforts proved worthwhile, nearly doubling last year’s total of £1225.  Guided once more by Shelly, this year the group’s pedal power raised an astonishing £2,153.90.

“Everyone who took part put in 100% for Springhill Hospice.  It’s a place close to many people’s hearts which you could tell from the physical and fundraising efforts that participants and sponsors have gone to”  said super fit Shelly.

“We’re already talking about next year’s Spin-a-thon, taking inspiration from our spinners’ enthusiasm, we’re hoping that our 2017 event will run through an entire week.  We’ve got some great ideas for expanding our efforts, enabling us to encourage and include more supporters” added Shelley.

“By combining fitness, fun, enthusiasm and a desire to help people in their community, Shelly and her band of spinners have really made a difference.  The money they have raised can do so much, anything from funding counselling sessions and patient’s meals to sponsoring a Day Hospice Well Being Day” said Community Support Fundraiser Barbara Lloyd. “Thank you to everyone who took part and roll on next year….or should I say SPIN”

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Shelly & Team spinning

Shelly Burns, Springy the Frog and Kevin Costigan at Link4Life Rochdale