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Cash for Kids - support local children this Christmas

Places Gym are proud to support Mission Christmas – aka. Cash for Kids 2019. 1 in 3 children throughout the UK live in poverty, and without the likes of charities such as Cash for Kids, might not receive a present to open on Christmas Day.

It's for our communities

Proud to be at the heart of their local community, Places Gym sites across the country have registered as drop-off points, for members of the gyms and members of the public to bring in their donations for the children.

All gifts donated will be collected by Mission Christmas on December 16th, before shipping off to Santa to deliver in time for Christmas Day!

General Manager at Places Gym Sheffield, Gemma Hudson, said: “At Places Gym, we’re always looking to help our local communities in some way – when we realised the Mission Christmas campaign was across 22 regions, not just South Yorkshire, it made sense to get all our sites involved.”

With a little team effort, we can go the extra mile

With gyms located in Chesterfield, Edinburgh, Preston, Sheffield and Telford – Places Gym is looking to collect as many new and unwrapped presents for children in their local areas, as possible.

Presents are often a luxury most parents can’t afford – the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ can often be more of a struggle for some families, compared to other months.

Last year, over £15million was raised in gifts and donations, reaching over 400,000 children in the nation. This year, we’re hoping to help raise the bar and increase the total.

Paul Sanderson, General Manager at Places Gym Edinburgh, said: “You don’t realise just how many families will go without this Christmas, until numbers are put in front of you.

“Whatever we can do to help the children, we will. Our gyms are open for everyone to drop-off their gifts before the collection day – you don’t have to be a member to drop-in.”

Encouraging as many people as possible to get involved in the true spirit of Christmas, Places Gym will be donating presents too, so disadvantaged children who really do deserve to enjoy Christmas, can do just that.

Drop-off at your local Places Gym

To find your local Places Gym, and drop-off point, click here. Alternatively, visit the official Mission Christmas map.

At Places Gym, we’re made to move you – no matter your level of fitness. Non-members can get involved by registering for a free pass at Places Gym or joining in as a member with our limited time offers.