Gym’ll help fix it for homeless

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A GYM is hoping to help fix it for homeless women going hungry.

Curves in Cullercoats is taking part in the women-only fitness chain’s 13th annual food collection and is hoping to add to the total of 7,500lb of tins, packets and bottles it has collected over the last five years.

Until Sunday, March 18, the Farringdon Road gym is asking its customers, and anyone else feeling generous, to hand in non-perishable items or money for it to pass on to the Salvation Army’s Cedar House project in Newcastle.

Sholeh Cox, the Cullercoats gym’s manager, said: “At the core of our business is the message that women are stronger when they rally together, and that is the point we hope to bring home with our food drive.

“We want to show just how powerful the generosity of our members can be. We hope women in the north east will come together and participate in this initiative.”

The gym is being backed by Whitley Bay’s Morrisons supermarket, and it will be collecting food donations today until 3pm and on Saturday from 11am to 6pm.

Members donating a bag of groceries or cash will receive a free Curves bag or t-shirt and non-members will be eligible for free gym membership.

For details, call the gym on (0191) 252 2530.