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Jubilee Hall leisure centre users taking part in a group exercise class to raise money for the Nepal earthquake appeal

Jubilee Hall gyms fund raise for Nepal Earthquake Appeal Nepal, South-Central Asia

The earthquake in Nepal on Saturday 25 April 2015 severely affected at least eight million people. Throughout June and July of 2015, staff and members at two of our London gyms – Jubilee Hall in Covent Garden and The Armoury in Hampstead – helped to raise money by undertaking various fitness challenges.

16-year old boy blinded by cluster bomb in Laos. He has also lost both hands. Sitting next to women

Gymkit UK donate rehabilitation equipment to Laos bomb victims Laos

Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordering Vietnam and Thailand, with an estimated population of 6.5 million in 2012. During the Vietnam war of 1955 – 1975, millions of bombs were dropped on the country, many of which failed to detonate. Tens of thousands of people have been injured or killed as a result of unexploded bombs (source: COPE Charity). Most victims are children and men.

Gymkit UK collaborated with Medical Aid International and Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) with the donation of desperately needed Life Fitness treadmills and Star Trac exercise bikes to help re-equip local rehabilitation centres.

Rows of homes destroyed as a result of Hurricane Sandy

‘Workout to help out’ New York, United States

During October 2012, the East Coast of the United States was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, causing more than $71 billion of damage. Residents in New York suffered flooding and loss of electricity in their homes. We wanted to play our part in supporting residents and created an event called ‘Work Out to Help Out’. 100% of the sales from special three-day guest passes and new member fees were donated directly to ‘New York Cares’, the city’s largest volunteer organization, to support the nonprofit’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding efforts.