Fitness centre reopens with inspirational 874 miles in under nine hours charity challenge

By Jill Dando News

Students, staff and businesses completed a Lands End to John O’ Groats charity challenge for UNICEF to celebrate a fitness centre reopening.

The Paula Radcliffe Centre at Priory Community School Academy has reopened with the completion of a charity challenge for the Yemen via UNICEF and The MPS Society.

Participants cycled, rowed and x-trained the 874 miles, reaching the end of the virtual journey in nearly nine hours.

Elementa Support Services help out in the charity challenge

The PRC is named after world athletics legend Paula Radcliffe. 

Organiser Vanessa Mawford said: “Thank you to everyone who took part and helped to fundraise. We are delighted to reopen the Paula Radcliffe Centre.”

Staff from local businesses including Elementa Support Services, Sansum Solutions Group and Xenint helped out.

Paula said: “The importance of the centre reopening is huge for the wellbeing of all members of the community. 

“All members of society have been impacted by this pandemic and the importance of physical activity and access to such centres has never been more vital.” 

The PRC is used by PCSA students during the day,

And for the rest of the time, 7 days a week, evenings and all weekend, people in the community can use it for an incredible £21 public and £16 for concessions.

Sarah Morrison of Elementa said: “This charity event was such a fantastic way to reopen and be available for the fitness of the community. It was great to play our part.”

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PCSA is part of The Priory Learning Trust.