Keeping Fit for a Good Cause at Lime Tree Village

Diary posted

3rd January 2020

Lime Tree Village, Retirement Villages Group

Every Thursday morning active residents from Lime Tree Village meet to keep fit. Organised by resident Sue Lowndes, ladies are welcome to join in with a Rosemary Conley video tape for an hour of gentle exercise, in Cawston House.

Inspired by the work of the Air Ambulance, which can often be seen flying over the village, Sue charges £1 per person to attend the class. As there are usually between 14 to 18 participants each week, it didn’t take long to accumulate a significant amount for the charity.

Sue explained why they chose this charity: “They fly over the village frequently and do a really good job – it’s nice to be able to help.”

This November Sue was able to post a cheque for the tidy sum of £700 to the Air Ambulance head office in Butlers Leap and has received a certificate in thanks.

Sue said of the keep fit group: “It’s a lovely way to find friendship and we usually have a coffee together afterwards. Collecting the monies each week is a great way to raise money for charity without really noticing.”

This is a fantastic achievement for a very worthy cause.

The residents at Lime Tree Village are keen fundraisers, with donations also made to Macmillan and the British Heart Foundation this year through other successful events.