August 08, 2012 Sport

Face of ESP Jess Lockhart joined the Everyone’s a Winner fundraiser in the shopping centre and you can do your bit too!

Queensgate shopping centre is celebrating a summer of sport in 2012 with an amazing event offering support to Peterborough Athletic Club.

Through until Friday August 10, shoppers are being asked to get active for just one minute on either an exercise bike, Powerspin or Playstation Move to help raise money for Peterborough Athletic Club.

So if you’ve been inspired by the Olympics – drop in and do your bit to support our up-and-coming young athletes from the city, just like Jess by taking part in Everyone’s a Winner.

Our Face of ESP is a fitness instructor but anyone can easily do their bit and it’s great fun for a good cause.

For every minute of activity completed Queensgate will donate 60p, with all of the money going to the athletic club.  The extra funds will go towards improving its facilities for the future athletes of Peterborough, while inspiring a new generation of Olympic hopefuls.

If £400 is raised the club could train an additional coach, £1,000 could fund new equipment and £2,000 could ensure regular exercise sessions are held at 10 new schools.

The event is being hosted in association with Access Sport, a charity which gives children, particularly in disadvantaged areas, access to a wide range of quality local sport.

Everyone that takes part in Everyone’s a Winner will also be entered into a competition to win prizes including a family holiday for four to St Lucia.  They’ll also receive a book of exclusive vouchers to use in Queensgate.

Mark Hardie, CEO of Access Sport told ESP – “We are really proud to be working with Queensgate on Everyone’s a Winner.  This is a great opportunity to get more kids active while raising income and awareness for local sports clubs.”

Launched this summer as part of the Olympics legacy programme to encourage more sports participation, www.spogo.co.uk will help people find sport and fitness facilities, clubs and services online – as easily as finding a train ticket or hotel room.

The event’s taking place in North Square and more info on Everyone’s a Winner can be found at www.queensate-shopping.co.uk.

Photos: Lara Johnson