Great Success For Hogarth Spine-a-thon

Celebrities come out to help support locals as they raise money at Hogarth Health Club for injured member


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The Hogarth Health Club has been busy playing host to the 24 hour Charity Spinathon while also seeing rockstar Bruce Dickinson launch the Oxjam charity music festival. (Oct 19)

This Spinathon, renamed the Spine-a-thon for this year, involves  teams of up to 6 people taking to spinning bikes in classes for 24 hours non-stop. This year it is raising funds for Hogarth Health Club member Russ Dawkins, a very fit 40-year old who had a horrific bike accident in France back in June.

Here is a selection of photographs from the event.

Double Olympic Gold Medallist, James Cracknell MBE, pictured with wife Beverley Turner, set up his own fund raising challenge during the Spine-e-athon, to dress up in his Olympic kit including his gold medals, hold the Olympic Torch and pay the charity lots of money. The last two Spinathons raised over £15,000! 



Here's a taste of a previous year

Tim Slater of the Hogarth Club explains: "This year we have called the event the Hogarth Spine-a-thon as we will be raising funds for Russ Dawkins' Rehabilitation Charities. Russ as a super fit 40 something year old very special Hogarth member, had an horrific bike accident out in the French mountains back in June and has just recently moved to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where he is making the best progress possible."

More pictures can be seen on the club's Facebook page. For more details:




October 19, 2013

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