KEEP fit enthusiasts have teamed up to support refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world currrently living in Knutsford.

Fit4Life Pilates Studio in Parkgate celebrated their 13th anniversary by hosting a charity open day on Saturday.

The event raised £2,400 for the town's refugee community from Ukraine, Hong Kong, and Afghanistan, The Middle East, Africa and several other countries.

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The good cause was inspired by Joe Godden, of Friends of Casa Mere, and a group of local people who started by supporting the Ukrainian refugees.

Joe has campaigned for the past two years to raise awareness and provide practical support for refugees and asylum seekers in Knutsford.

Visitors were able to sample various classes including pilates, fitsteps dance fitness, stretch and relax plus a series of one to one Pilates reformer sessions.

Knutsford Guardian: Fitsteps Dance FitnessFitsteps Dance Fitness (Image: Supplied)

Club members volunteered their help by baking cakes and buns which were sold with other refreshments as well as supporting the fundraising event.

Linda Marshall, founder of Fit4Life, said: “I’m so pleased that local businesses have been so generous in donating raffle prizes for our open day.

“It meant that the funds raised from class spaces, refreshments and the great range of raffle prizes has totally exceeded our target.”

Knutsford Guardian: The big-hearted team supporting Linda Marshall, founder of Fit4LifeThe big-hearted team supporting Linda Marshall, founder of Fit4Life (Image: Supplied)

Businesses donating raffle prizes included Pulse of Perfumery, Pastiche, Gusto, The White Orchid, AK Physio, Country Flowers, Tatton Perk, and Clare’s Beauty; members of the Fit4Life Family also donated gifts for the raffle. Linda added “It’s so gratifying to run a local business where my instructor team and our members always pull together so selflessly and give generously to support any good cause that Fit4Life has fundraised for over the past 13 years.

“I’m delighted that this year we can donate £2,400 to help continue English language tuition at The Welcome for the town’s refugees.”