News: Diane Toop has now completed her FINAL challenge

Diane Toop has now completed her FINAL challenge, the Bridlington half-marathon.

Diane is an absolute star, and has given so much of her time and energy (and dedication!) to raise money for us.
The London marathon, wing-walking, climbing Ben Nevis, cycling Coast to Coast…nothing has been too much for her!!
Read more at and please show your support through sponsoring Diane at JustGiving or there are sponsor forms at the Centre.

Again, a HUGE thanks to Diane from us all.

There are a few photos below, taken during her two latest challenges, and plenty more on the JustGiving site for you to
have a look at.







News: Fundraising

Diane Toop has set herself a challenge…or 5!!! To celebrate her 50th birthday and raise money for us.

So far, Diane has run the LONDON MARATHON – due to the horrendously hot conditions this year’s marathon was even more of an endurance test, but Diane’s determination to finish at all costs got her through it, and at a very reasonable time of 6:16:49.

Diane has also just completed a WING-WALK…this lady is really reaching for the skies for us!!!!






Her next challenge is climbing BEN NEVIS in August, followed by A COAST-TO-COAST CYCLE in September and then, to finish off, the Bridlington HALF-MARATHON in October!!!!!!

A huge thank you from us all to Diane, and to the people who have sponsored her. If you would like to show your support, please log onto Diane’s Justgiving page or there are sponsor forms at the Centre.

Read more about Diane’s incredible challenges 

Diane Toop’s incredible challenges. PDF 140Kb  

News: Chairperson Vacancy

Your Centre Needs You!

We are looking for a new Chairperson. Along with the committee this person will help ensure the centre is running effectively. The chairperson will communicate with the centre manager to assist in making decisions about the centre to ensure that we provide a good service to our members and meet all of our obligations.

Below is some further information about what the role of a Chairperson entails.

  • Help run the centre by liaising with the centre manager and supporting them in their role.
  • Help organise and oversee committee meetings.
  • Make sure the centre is being run effectively and that staff and committee members are meeting their duties.
  • Making decisions that help achieve the aims of the centre and are in the best interests of our members.
  • Help manage any potential conflicts.
  • Be a friendly face to all the members and be a spokesperson for them with both the committee and staff members.

The main characteristics of a Chairperson 

  • Friendly
  • Good sense of humour
  • Empowering
  • Humble
  • Committed to the centre
  • Capable of seeing the ‘big picture’
  • Confident
  • Reflective
  • A good listener
  • Flexible
  • Non judgemental
  • Calm

If you are interested and want any more information please speak to a member of staff or a member of the committee. Thank you.

News: Go For It!

Go For It!!

Support your Centre in September!!

You could help us raise money for the Centre by joining in our ‘GO FOR IT’ September!! We are asking you to challenge yourself by doing something a little out of the ordinary – whether it’s 5 extra steps a day, giving up something like alcohol or chocolate, having more of something healthy such as fruit and veg or water, or simply doing those small exercises that you know you should be doing!!

Anything you can think of that will benefit you…..and at the same time you could get some sponsors to spur you on and to raise money.

At the Centre we’ve organized a ‘Three Peaks Challenge’  –  we’ve marked a track out around the Centre, so you can help us will achieve the 23 mile target through taking some steps around the Centre, or using the treadmill or exercise bike.

There are also lots of other activities and challenges at the Centre this month, some of which provide a workout for the mind, and these include our Memory Challenge which will be going on at the Centre on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th September.

You can pick up a sponsor form from reception and not only help us by raising money but also make a positive change for yourself.