Goals Gym Galway will host a charity event for COPE Galway and Irish Cancer Society

Goals Gym Galway is running the TRAINFOR12 charity event in aid of Cope Galway and the Irish Cancer Society.

This Sunday, December 5, at Goals Gym, Terryland, a gang of friends, gym members and staff will train for 12 straight hours, in the hopes of raising money for two very important causes.

Owners Grainne Twomey and Ross Norton were keen to give back to the community this Christmas and were overwhelmingly supported by members of their gym, including Maria Carey who is one of the organizers of the event.

Maria said: “We all know Christmas can be a stressful time for everyone, but unfortunately it can be much worse for some than others.

“Grainne and Ross have created a gym that really feels like a family, so doing a charity event like this really shows how much they care about this community,” added Maria.

The gymnasium will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the same day. They have a full range of classes for people of all abilities with a DJ to keep everyone motivated, and a fantastic raffle with amazing prizes, all generously donated by local Galway businesses.

Maria, who previously worked with COPE, said: “We will only be stopping for fuel and maybe a change of clothes or 2. We expect it to be a great day for everyone to enjoy and hope to do all we can to raise much needed funds for these amazing charities, which are very dear to the hearts of those at Goals Gym.

“I chose to face Galway because I have worked with charities over the years who receive incredible help from them.”

“They are truly there to help anyone in Galway in need and the work they do goes far beyond what most people see,” added Maria.

Owner Grainne Twomey also has personal reasons for choosing the Irish Cancer Society, as her beloved father died before Christmas last year.

“I chose the Irish Cancer Society to raise much needed funds after losing my father to cancer around this time last year,” Grainne said.

“They do so much to help so many families like mine and so I wanted to give back.”

“It’s so nice to be able to do something like this with our community of members and Goals staff to help raise awareness and raise much needed funds in Galway.”

“We are also blown away by the generosity of local businesses who donated incredible one-time prizes for our raffle on the day we would like to say a big thank you.”

One-time prizes for the raffle include tickets to see The Black Eyed Peas, food and drink vouchers, lounge vouchers, baskets as well as many other prizes.

If you can’t attend the day, you can always support the 12 Hour Trainers online through their Idonate page.

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