Mission Christmas is back for 2019!

We are proud to support Mission Christmas for another year as an official drop-off point. 1 in 3 Manchester Children are living in poverty. You can help Cash for Kids make sure they have presents to open on Christmas morning.  When you donate your gifts, Mission Christmas will make sure they get to disadvantaged children near you. All gifts should be new and unwrapped, and … Continue reading Mission Christmas is back for 2019!

Team OHLC raise £900 for Springhill Hospice

Gareth Rhodes, Duty Manager and Personal Trainer,  ran the Rochdale Half Marathon on Sunday 6 October.  Gareth, along with a group of our gym members running as ‘TeamOHLC’ raised £900 for Springhill Hospice, Well done! A big thank you to everyone who sponsored Gareth.   TeamOHLC is still active, currently GFM Lifeguards Beth Harrison, Lucy Adderley and Joshua Pickup, plus some of our regular customers … Continue reading Team OHLC raise £900 for Springhill Hospice

Team OHLC take on Aspire Channel Swim

Aspire Channel Swim – 9 September to 2 December 2019 Discover your inner champion and swim the distance of the English channel this autumn. 22 miles, 12 weeks, 1416 lengths. Fundraising helps Aspire change the lives of people who have been affected by Spinal Cord Injury. If you want to join in: SIGN UP here! Join Team OHLC: Once you’ve signed up, make sure you join Team … Continue reading Team OHLC take on Aspire Channel Swim

Do you know the water safety code?

On average 40 to 50 children drown per year in the UK, around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these accidents occur due to lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety, basic open water knowledge and understanding of the hazards can significantly reduce the number of incidents that occur each year. During the school holidays when the hot … Continue reading Do you know the water safety code?

My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9

The last few weeks has been  mixture of highs and lows. I have had a couple of PB’s on shorter runs and then other runs I felt like I have been hitting a wall and not getting any progress. I have kept consistent and I am seeing the rewards of putting the miles in and focusing on specific training styles rather than just getting out … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3

My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1

Mission Christmas

Mission Christmas is back to make this Christmas Day different for local children living in poverty.   1 in 3 children in Greater Manchester live in households that are unable to heat their homes, pay their rent or provide hot meals.  It’s a heart-breaking thought, but there are thousands of children living right here in our community who are in danger of waking up to no … Continue reading Mission Christmas

Aidan Lindridge raises money for Stick ‘n’ Step with sponsored swim.

Aidan Lindridge, 21 who has cerebral palsy, has taken on the Swim400 challenge to raise money for charity Stick ‘n’ Step. The challenge involves swimming for 400 minutes. Aidan is a regular swimmer at OHLC and loves setting himself a challenge, especially if it means raising awareness or much needed funds for a charity close to his heart. Those who know Aidan will know that … Continue reading Aidan Lindridge raises money for Stick ‘n’ Step with sponsored swim.

Member Scott Teirney to swim 100 miles in 12 weeks to raise funds for Save Samantha

Samantha lives in Littleborough, a single mum of two fantastic children, recently her life has been turned upside down by a rare genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). She is fundraising to raise in the region of £150,000 for surgery that is not available on the NHS or in the UK. She will need to travel to Barcelona or the US where the surgeons … Continue reading Member Scott Teirney to swim 100 miles in 12 weeks to raise funds for Save Samantha