Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk 2013

At the start line wearing special t-shirts with my Grandma on

On Sunday, my family and I completed our memory walk for the Alzheimer's Society. 

A massive thank you to everyone who sponsored us as we raised just under £1,000 in total. We were walking in memory of my Grandma who died in February this year of Alzheimer's disease.

It was an amazing day and it didn't rain once!

We were very lucky to meet other people in our position who had lost loved ones to this terrible disease as it made you realise that you're not alone. 

Thanks again to everyone who sponsored us.

With our medals after finishing the memory walk!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Help me raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society

In three days time my family and I will be walking in memory of my Grandma who died from Alzheimer's disease in February. It was devastating for my family and I to watch someone you love die in this way. 

All of the money that we raise will go to the Alzheimer's Society as they support people affected by dementia as well as funding research into cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia. They aim to improve treatment for people today and search for a cure tomorrow.

Thanks to those who have already sponsored me and if you haven't then please do so here 

Monday, 16 September 2013

Waddon Leisure Centre Open Week – try out over 60 activities for FREE

From today until Sunday, Waddon Leisure Centre will be holding an open week where local residents can try out over 60 different activities free of charge!
A range of activities are available that are aimed at everyone in the community from pre-school age to over 60s and there are also some specialist activities for people with disabilities including Boccia, Multisports,Table Tennis, Sensory Soft Play and an Active Minds Relaxation session.

Make sure you get down there so that you don't miss out!

Exercise Monday – Classes including Kettleballs, Body Pump & Personal Trainer Taster Sessions

Testosterone Tuesday – For men and includes Insanity Circuits, Boxing & Spinathon

Womens Wednesday – For women and includes Power Plate Demos, Belly Dancing & Buggy Fit

Target Thursday – A host of activities for the over 50s and Disabled including Bowles, Table Tennis, Chair Exercises, Active Minds and Accessible Swimming 

Pre-school Friday - For 0-5 year olds and includes Soft Play & Bouncy Castle, Parents & Toddler Swimming Lessons

Party Saturday – Live DJ workouts, Boxing Mash Up, Little Kickers, Kids Big Day Bounce (0-8), Pool Party (8+)

Family Sunday – Young Cougars Basketball, Crystal Palace Kids Football, Funky Chicken Stage School, Mini Family Sports Day, Free Swim School Assessments

For the full timetable, please click here 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Boris welcomes Waddon's new leisure centre

Boris testing out the shoulder press

Yesterday morning the Waddon team were very proud to welcome the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson to test out what was on offer at the new leisure centre on the Purley Way in Waddon.

In January, the leisure centre was officially opened by Paralympian David Weir CBE, where local residents and school children came together to celebrate this wonderful occasion. 

Boris was delighted with the facilities on offer and tested out the shoulder press machine in the gym and also managed to play table tennis or as he calls it 'whiff-whaff'!

He said that he was very proud that the Conservative-run Council delivered on its promise to residents. 

Boris with the Waddon team outside the leisure centre