HURST hands over £9,000 for new gym kit after fundraising year

Heather Potter of Seashell Trust, Lauren Roberts, Chris Kinsey and Ryan Niblock, all of HURST. Lucy McCormick of HURST is seated.

We are splashing out on gym equipment after accountancy firm HURST donated more than £9,000 .

Staff at the firm raised a total of £9,236.56 from activities including a football tournament, office tuck shop and quiz night, after Seashell was named its charity of the year for 2016

A 13-strong HURST team also completed the Three Peaks Challenge - scaling the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales in under 24 hours.

Heather Potter, our health and fitness development officer, said the money from HURST would make a huge difference to the lives of our students.

“We will be buying specialist equipment for our fitness suite to help wheelchair users build their upper body strength,” she said.

“The new equipment will include a chest press and a lat pulldown machine, and they will make a real difference.

“We are extremely grateful to HURST for making this possible.”

HURST marketing executive Lucy McCormick said: “Raising money for the Seashell Trust has been truly rewarding.

“Knowing that the funds will be used on a day-to-day basis in the gym made all the hard work really worthwhile.

“The gym plays a key role in the work they do with their students and it’s great to know that we’ve helped develop this fantastic facility.”