Coffs Coast Health Club are WINNERS when it comes to giving!

Coffs Coast Health Club We LOVE to Give

28 February 2012

Blood, Sweat and Cheers!

 

It was celebrations all around at Coffs Coast Health Club when it was announced that they were the Coffs Coast region winners of the Blood Service’s Gyms Challenge.

The Gyms Challenge encouraged staff and members of gyms across Coffs Coast to donate blood not only to support their community, but also in hope of their gym taking out this year’s title.

The competitive spirit was rife as four gyms across the region signed up for the challenge, seeing an impressive total of 153 blood donations made over two months. This means that 459 lives were saved as a direct result of gym staff and members rolling up their sleeves for the challenge.

Jacqui Jarratt from winning gym Coffs Coast Health Club said “that it was wonderful to see that so many of their members were community minded and happy to give an hour of their time to help others.  It is also a wonderful demonstration on the Coffs Coast community spirit, as the Coffs Coast made more overall donations than any other region in the state”.

“We are thrilled to be the Coffs Coast Gyms Challenge winners and hope that all of our staff and members who donated during the challenge will become regular blood donors and continue to save lives” said Jacquie Jarrett.

Carrie Skinner, Community Relations Officer for the Blood Service said “that the Gyms Challenge highlighted how easy it is for organisations to support to donating blood. One hour of your employees time donating, could mean a lifetime to the person who receives it”.

“Cancer patients, people with heart and kidney disease, as well as many pregnant women and new born babies are all relying on blood donors to roll up their sleeves every day of the year” said Carrie Skinner”.

Coffs Coast Health Club- 56 Donations

Beach Bodies -34 Donations

Curves -30 Donations

Healthy Inspirations -14 Donations

Other gyms not signed up for the challenge

made a combined number of  19 Donations.

For more information or to make an appointment, please visit www.donateblood.com.au or call 13 14 95.

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