Earlier this year Swindon based Excalibur Communications embarked on an ambitious challenge to raise £50,000 for the Forever Friends appeal to equip Bath’s Royal United Hospital (RUH) Teenage and Young person’s cancer facility.
The team are doing astonishingly well and have already raised over £30K of their target through a series of events throughout the summer including a Race Day at Bath Racecourse last month.
This Saturday 11 October Excalibur need your help in the next stage of their fundraising- Record Breaking Balls. Excalibur hope to break the world record (set in the USA) for the highest number of people taking part in a Swiss Ball exercise class.
The current record, achieved in New York, stands at 353, but at Swindon’s David Lloyd Health & Racquets Club, Excalibur hope to attract enough people – each donating £25 to take part – to bring the world record to the UK.
“I’d like to challenge any company reading this to put together a team and come and join us in this world record attempt”, said Excalibur’s CEO, James Phipps.
“This is a great opportunity to have some fun, become a world record holder and raise money for the RUH Appeal”.
Each year Bath’s RUH treat over 2,000 new cancer cases from the hospital’s extensive catchment area. Every day this disease forever alters the future of peoples’ lives. The centre will cover Bath, Wiltshire, Bristol and surrounding areas and offer the very best and technologically advanced care for cancer patients. They aim to provide a nurturing and therapeutic environment that is centered on patient care and experience, promoting health and a ‘holistic’ approach for patients and their families.
Excalibur’s CEO James Phipps is confident that with the backing of the local community they will hit their target, “The RUH teenage cancer ward is a much needed facility, helping young people battle through such a terrible disease. Currently teenagers are treated in the children’s ward before moving to adult care at the age of 18. Our teenage years are so important and it’s essential we provide these patients with the ability to stay in contact with their friends and keep up with their studies. The money we raise will help Bath RUH create a state of the art facility that covers much of the South West.”
The Business Exchange will be there, hopefully you will be too.
To sign up please visit: www.ex-c.co.uk/recordbreakingballs