North Shields gym supporting blood cancer charity again

An award-winning gym operator is marking Men's Health Week by once again supporting a charity.

Thursday, 8th June 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Thursday, 8th June 2017, 2:40 pm
Xercise4Less in North Shields is supporting the Anthony Nolan charity. Picture by Alex Griffiths.

Xercise4Less in North Shields will be offering a free three-day gym pass in exchange for a donation to the Anthony Nolan charity.

Between June 7 and 11, members of the community can register for their free pass –to be used between June 12 and 14 – and make a donation.

Registrations can be made online at

Anthony Nolan works to save the lives of people with blood cancer through their donor register, securing donations of blood stem cells or bone marrow to provide people with blood cancer and blood disorders with vital transplants.

Additionally, members and non-members alike are also invited to nominate #mygymhero by explaining why their friend, relative or partner deserves to win a supercar experience for two people as well as goodies from Scitec Nutrition to help fuel their gym journey.

Nominations can be made online at between June 7 and 11.

Chris Vanderpijpen, general manager at Xercise4Less North Shields, said: “It is a pleasure to be partnering with Anthony Nolan again, they are a fantastically worthy organisation and we look forward to raising funds whilst welcoming new visitors to the gym.”

Heather Addicott, corporate partnerships coordinator at Anthony Nolan, said: “The support shown to Anthony Nolan from the Xercise4Less North Shields community to date has been fantastic, and we are delighted to partner with them yet again.”

“The money raised will help fund Anthony Nolan’s pioneering research into stem cell transplantation, allow us to add more people to the donor register, and mean we can be there for every person in need of a transplant.

“By tying in with Men’s Health Week, we hope that this promotion will encourage more young men to join the Anthony Nolan donor register.

“Young men are more than three times as likely to be asked to donate, but make up just 16 per cent of the register.

“We need more young men to sign up at to make sure that we can find a donor for every person in need of a transplant.”