A kind-hearted member joined forces with Your Space Metrodome to raise money for charity

Simeon Evershed, of Meadowview, Lundwood, reached out to the team at Your Space Metrodome after promising to raise money for Barnsley Hospice last year in Barnsley chronicle.

Your Space Metrodome hosted a variety of events on Saturday 9th July, including a spin-a-thon, a party for members and a raffle.

Prizes for the raffle included free personal training sessions, a night stay at St Pierre Hotel and a signed Barnsley FC football shirt.

Collectively, Simeon and Your Space Metrodome raised over £750 for Barnsley Hospice in just one day.

Barnsley Hospice is a charity which provides care to hundreds of people across Barnsley every year. They provide specialist palliative care, help and support to people with life-limiting illnesses such as Cancer and Parkinson’s.

Simon Atkinson, Corporate Fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice, was presented with a cheque from Simeon and Your Space Metrodome.

He said: “I’m absolutely flabbergasted! Simeon, Your Space Metrodome and their members have doubled the amount that we expected. We can’t thank them enough!

“Simeon’s enthusiasm is infectious and the team at Your Space Metrodome and the members are amazing!

“Barnsley Hospice is close to everyone’s hearts – this shows that it can bring the community together and help people at the same time!”

Simeon appeared in Barnsley Chronicle last year after winning a free gym membership for six months, in three consecutive gym challenges. After beating over 100 people in each challenge, Simeon generously traded the memberships into money and donated it all to Barnsley Hospice.

The success of this event has encouraged Simeon to continue to fundraise for charity.

He said: “I committed myself to raising money for Barnsley Hospice last year because it’s an amazing charity that helps so many people.

“I’m very pleased with the fundraising. I wanted to raise a good amount for this great cause and we definitely achieved it!

“I’m open to other fundraising events in the future, perhaps Weston Park Cancer Charity or Cancer Research.”

Mike Cutts, Manager of Your Space Metrodome, said: “We’re proud to have members like Simeon, who has been with us for a long time. He’s been instrumental to the success of this event.

“Your Space Metrodome is the friendliest gym in Barnsley – we jumped at the chance to help a fellow charity and bring our community together.”