Hub Fitness hosts electric fundraiser for MS charity
THERE WAS a chorus of cheers and a few cries of disappointment when the name of the winner of the DC Electric Trike was called out at Hub Fitness on Wednesday.
The Sun Valley gym hosted an MS Fundraising day and a crowd of 50 people had gathered to see if they were going to win the grand prize.
The winner of the $2700 trike, Anthony Howard wasn't present, but his brother stepped up to claim the prize for him.
"I recall lending him some money to buy the ticket at the Sea Eagle's and Titans game, but my memory's a bit foggy on the details," he said.
Anthony was contacted by phone and was thrilled with his good fortune, although he wasn't planning on riding the trike to work.
"I live in Mt Larcom so it's probably a bit far to get to work and back, but the kids will have a ball riding it around the yard," he said.
Co-organiser and MS sufferer Megan Lennon was happy with the turnout.
"We had about 40 or 50 people come to the classes," she said.
The Hub staff were amazing, they donated their wages from today to the fundraiser.
"They also put in the money from social memberships on the day as well as donating prizes and tickets as well."
Anton Guinea was on hand to draw the winning tickets and Rosey Roberston won the Hub gift pack.
Finn Lennon's ticket was drawn for the Envy Prodigy Scooter.
Megan's husband Matt Lennon said the group had raised over $2400.
"We raised over 200 per cent of what we were aiming for, so we're really happy with that," he said.
"ASN donated prizes, Pizza Hut chipped in for the trike sign and Freestyle Industry chipped in for the scooter."
Megan had attended the evening charity Zumba session organised by her friend and co-host, gym manager Natalie Thomas.
"I'm exhausted, but it was great," she said.
"I'm very happy with the turnout, it was unreal, we'll have to do another one next year."