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College hosts fun fitness and wellbeing challenge for heart charity

COLEG CAMBRIA staff and students took part in a fun fitness challenge to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru.

Thirty employees, five students and a team from Healthy Schools North Wales competed in numerous events and activities from flower arranging to traditional sports day races, swimming, a park run, tai chi and an assault course.

There was also a sponsored mile for local children and a sprint race.

BHF Cymru is the north east Wales college’s charity partner for 2019, and Active Cambria coordinator Donna Welsh revealed more than £750 had been raised on the day.

“The event was to raise awareness of the importance of been active, operating as a team and having fun with your colleagues, which in turn can help the development of fitness and wellbeing in your place of work,” said Donna.

“Thanks to everyone who supported us, especially Cambrian Aquatic Sports Centre for allowing us to use your facilities and the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welsh for running the army assault course.

“Hopefully next year we will see more businesses joining us and taking part in what was a memorable day that raised lots of money for the charity.”

Active Cambria – the college’s Strategy for Sport and Physical Activity 2015-20 – has made great strides since its launch four years ago.

The programme has united staff, students and businesses in the region to promote and support mental and physical well-being, encouraging a positive and healthy working environment at their sites in Wrexham, Northop, Ruthin and Deeside while serving as best practice for some of the country’s top organisations under three categories – Get Active, Elite Sport and Future Sport.

In partnership with Colegau Cymru, the WRU, Sport Wales, Wrexham AFC and others, Cambria has worked collaboratively to give people opportunities they might not otherwise have had.

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