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ECU exercising for charity

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

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Head down to the Edith Cowan University (ECU) Sports Centre this January, get fit and help raise money for the charity of your choice.

Throughout January, ECU Sports are running a special offer: receive a week’s gym membership for free when you donate a gold coin to one of three charities.

Visitors will get a chance to try the facilities at the Joondalup or Mount Lawley Campuses, with all money raised going towards Mensheds Australia, Foodbank Western Australia or Diabetes WA.

“This is a great way to shed those unwanted Christmas kilos, while giving money to a great cause,” Centre Supervisor for ECU Sports and Recreation, Ms Belinda Somers said.

“At ECU Sports we are committed serving the needs of our clients and the wider community, and are really excited to be able to use our services to help local charities in need.”

Local charity Mensheds provides a chance for men in the local community to connect with each other, share interests, and maintain their health and wellbeing.

“The increase in the number of men’s sheds across Australia is testimony to the very strong demand for organisations that support men by fostering better overall health and wellbeing,” Chairman and Coordinator for Joondalup Men’s Sheds, Mr Alan Greenbalgh said.

“The money from ECU will go towards various hand tools, power tools and metal fabrication equipment, which will help our team of blokes serve the wider community by taking on a range of projects – from toy making for underprivileged children to handyman services for charitable organisations.”

“For me as the founder of the Joondalup Men’s Shed, the most rewarding aspect has been to witness the formation of new friendships and the restoration of a sense of purpose among men who have been beaten down by life’s endless battles.”

More information:

Joondalup Men’s Shed Inc - www.jms.org.au

Foodbank Western Australia - www.foodbankwa.org.au

Diabetes WA - www.diabeteswa.com.au

For more information on ECU Sports facilities visit www.ecu.edu.au/fas/sport.

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