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Two-and-a-half hour yogathon in Barkingside to mark Barnardo’s 150th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 10:40 19 September 2016 | UPDATED: 10:40 19 September 2016

Suzy Turner-Jones, assistant director of children’s services for Barnardo’s in London, organised the yogathon.

Suzy Turner-Jones, assistant director of children’s services for Barnardo’s in London, organised the yogathon.

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Yoga enthusiasts are invited to put their stamina to the test by taking on a 150 minute yogathon to mark 150 years of Barnardo’s children’s charity.

The fundraiser will take place on Monday at Redbridge Sports Centre in Forest Road, Barkingside, less than a mile from the charity’s historic home.

The centre is giving its space free of charge and will host its regular hour-long yoga session at 10.30am, leading into a further 90 minutes of intensive exercise.

Suzy Turner-Jones, assistant director of children’s services for Barnardo’s in London, said: “I came up with the idea as I love yoga and I thought this would be a great way to raise funds to help Barnardo’s reach more of the most vulnerable children and young people.

“It isn’t going to be easy - anyone who has tried yoga will know that two and a half hours is going to be exhausting.

“But we know from our day-to-day work with young people that perseverance pays off, and we will keep going to the end on behalf of the families who need our support in London and beyond.”

Anyone who wishes to take part can do so through a £5 registration fee and a commitment to raise £150 to support Barnardo’s work with vulnerable children, young people and families.

To sign up for the yogathon or to find out more email lucy.clements@barnardos.org.uk or call 07725 648 295.


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