Rosemary Conley Diet classes charity work, British Hen Welfare Trust & Ground Work Leeds

kirstywaltonrconleyThey’re a charitable bunch are that lot at Rosemary Conley’s diet and fitness classes. As well as getting together to lose a few pounds, they’ve also been busy raising a few pounds for various charities over the last year.

Starting last May, an incredible £4120 was raised at a work-out party for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Then, in memory of one of the group who passed away last year,  a group of members took part in the midnight walk for St.Gemmas Hospice, raising £1800. Members of the groups in South and East Leeds have also taken part in the local Race for Life events and raised another £1500. Kirsty Walton who runs the franchises said, “I’m so proud of them all, with other charity events still to come before the end of the year, I’m confident we will have raised over £10k for charity during 2013. We always plan these type of events during the year for members of the classes to take part in, as well as losing weight and exercising, we raise money and it also helps create a great club atmosphere.”

Kirsty’s next event is on Friday 25th October. It is our annual aerobathon for Breast Cancer. Its 3 hours of fun aerobic sessions, with all money raised going to Breast cancer. Any donations for raffle prizes will be much appreciated.

If you are interested in joining a local rosemary conley class please contact Kirsty on 01132825224 or



EggNow we are sure you are all aware but British Egg Week the annual celebration of all things eggs, will run from 30 September – 6 October 2013. As part of this, the British Hen Welfare Trust (  would like to draw attention to a new fundraising and awareness campaign called Free Range Friday. Free Range Friday is technically supposed to take place on the 1st Friday of every month (but it can be any Friday) and it can take place anywhere, offices, schools, pet stores, homes.  We ask everyone to get baking and make delicious cakes (with only free range eggs of course) and to simply take them in to their place of work/home and ask for a donation towards all contents consumed.  Have a look on their website, they provide packs for all participants, including posters, balloons, invitations and more. It’s time to turn East Leeds into Eggy Leeds!



Groundwork Leeds is the community  charity with a green heart, working to improve people’s prospects, promote greener living and working and create better open places.

For anyone who’s been inspired by Ray Mears or Bear Grylls, they are running a two-day course on bush craft and survival skills at Halton Moor during the week beginning 7th October. Activities will include shelter building, fire lighting, whittling to make simple tools or toys, and geocaching (electronic treasure hunting). The course is aimed at adults (18+) and is completely free of charge. Participants will also receive a free copy of the Ray Mears Outdoor Survival Handbook.

For more details, or too book a place, please contact Simon Watts on 0113 238 0601 /, or visit the events section at


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