Bishop Grosseteste University's on-campus Sport and Fitness Centre has received £621 through Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champions scheme.

The centre will use this funding to purchase new, accessible equipment, making the fitness centre a more inclusive space for all. The focus will be on expanding the centre's collection of small portable handheld disability friendly gym equipment. For example; resistance bands, light dumbbells and a light battle rope.

Carla Evans, Senior Sports and Fitness Centre Instructor said: "Accessibility is a top priority at our fitness centre, and thanks to Lincolnshire Co-op and their generous Community Champions scheme, we will now be able to expand the equipment we have at our facility making us more accessible, and more able to provide disability-friendly opportunities for our local community.

"Thank you to everyone who donated, your donation is greatly appreciated and will make a huge impact."

Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champions scheme combines the efforts of members, colleagues, and customers to raise money for local groups and good causes.

A donation is made each time a member shops with their dividend card, colleagues host fundraising events, and customers can donate their spare change.

Lincolnshire Co-op's Community Engagement Manager Sam Turner said: “Our Purpose is about making life better in our communities and our Community Champions scheme is central to this. We’re proud to support these local community groups and their amazing work."

20th May 2024