CHILDREN’S charities in the north west are to receive a welcome £3,000 boost from a Holmes Chapel health and fitness club.

JWC Health and Fitness raised a total of £3,633 this year for its chosen charity, the Remembering Nell Foundation.

Nell Jones, aged 14, was one of 22 people killed in the bomb attack in 2017 at the Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.

The foundation was set up in Nell’s memory with the aim of improving the lives and wellbeing of young people by supporting children’s charities across the region.

The funds were raised by JWC through a series of events, including a Mission Impossible training sessions challenge, 5km sponsored races Born Survivor and X Runner, and DJ sessions.

“Our initial target was to raise £1,000 for the foundation, which we far exceeded, and I was really chuffed by the response from our members to the challenges,” said Jack Curr, one of the directors at JWC.

“Throughout 2019 we have been extremely proud to support The Remembering Nell Foundation in its efforts to support local children’s charities in the north west.

“The charity is incredibly close to the hearts of the community and our members have been extremely generous in their donations.

“We were extremely pleased to have Sam, Nell’s oldest brother, as an honorary guest at our Christmas celebration and to receive our donation.

“To all of those who took part in events over the past 12 months, donated and supported us - thank you.

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Jack Curr with his partner Heather Martin, second from the right, and coaches Sammi Hood, Becky Maher and Kate Bowers. Picture by Cheshire Portrait Photography

“We will be supporting a new charity for 2020, and once again we have kept it local and chosen a local charity which has values that are important to us and we believe our members will be excited to support.

“Visyon is a Congleton-based mental health charity, supporting young people across South Cheshire and North Staffordshire, and we have lots of events planned over the coming year, including Mission Impossible, which was 2019's most successful fundraiser, Born Survivor and DJ nights.”