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Gym teams up for mental health challenge

ProLife Gym & Stephen May16

Pro Life Fitness Centre is teaming up with local charity RAMH to help raise funds for mental health services.

 

ProLife Gym & Stephen May16

RAMH Chief Exec Stephen McLellan (back) & personal trainer Stewart Money (front) beginning Stephen’s training for September at Pro Life Fitness Centre

Every person registering for the RAMH Arran Bike and Hike will be given a free month’s membership and entered into a prize draw for 6 month’s free membership at Pro Life.

The 2 day Bike and Hike challenge takes place on Saturday 3rd– Sunday 4th September, 2016 and kicks off with a good luck breakfast in Paisley, transfers to Ardrossan and the ferry to Brodick. The challenge then begins with a 42 mile cycle circumnavigating the island towards Lochranza, followed by a celebratory dinner and overnight in Lochranza. Sunday begins with a 13 mile cycle to the foot of Goatfell followed by a hike of Goatfell at 874m, fish supper and ferry home, returning to Paisley for sunset.

RAMH is holding an Information Evening on Thursday 9th June at 6.30pm at their offices at 41 Blackstoun Road (PA3 1LU) to answer any questions and give participants good advice for fundraising and training. You don’t have to have registered to attend the Information Evening, just pop along to find out more about what it’s about.

Alex Whelan from Pro Life said “it’s crucial that we support mental health in our communities supporting conditions such as depression, self harm, bipolar disorder, and anxiety.”

“RAMH services are so important. Anyone who commits to the Arran Bike and Hike can use the gym and relaxation facilities for a whole month with no charge. Plus there’s a 6 month membership up for grabs in the prize draw.”

RAMH Chief Executive Stephen McLellan said “we welcome everyone on this fantastic weekend away on Arran, it’s a great opportunity to challenge yourself, meet new people and have a brilliant bike and hike experience.”

He added “We’re very grateful to Pro Life Fitness Centre for their kind support which means a great deal to us, the work of Renfrewshire Sports Charity is proving very important for health and wellbeing in the local area.”

All meals, transport and overnight accommodation are included and all you need is a bike, helmet and walking boots. RAMH ask for a £50 registration fee and £300 minimum sponsorship, with all money going directly towards services for those affected by mental ill health.

Places are limited so register NOW at  enquiries@ramh.org or 0141 847 8900