Everybody member signs up to the Chester 50 Mile Ultramarathon

By Matthew Shannon February 6, 2024

Media Release

Everybody member signs up to the Chester 50 Mile Ultramarathon

Sonny Gartside, Everybody Member and Foundation Fundraiser

Sonny Gartside, Everybody Member and Foundation Fundraiser

One of our amazing Everybody members, Sonny, 35 years old from Talke, has signed up to the Chester 50 Mile Ultramarathon taking place on 2nd March 2024, fundraising for the Everybody Foundation.

Sonny is a member at Congleton Leisure Centre, with his fundraising motivation coming from his positive mindset, that any kind of exercise is important for everyone, to keep a healthy physical lifestyle, as well as prioritising our mental health.

Everybody Health & Leisure member, Sonny shares:

“I am running to raise money for the Everybody Foundation as I am a big believer in everyone should have access to a healthy happy lifestyle. My daughter has additional needs and we have been able to access clubs that she wouldn’t have been able to without the support of Everybody Health & Leisure.”

Sonny started his own fitness journey during the covid outbreak in 2020, when it took a toll on everyone’s mental health. He has four children and believes it’s vital they have the ability to participate in sports.

Two of Sonny’s children have additional needs and have been able to access activities like Everybody’s inclusive swim, which they haven’t been able to find anywhere else, providing his family with quality family time while exercising and having fun.

Everybody’s Inclusive Swim sessions offer a unique experience where people with a disability can attend and enjoy swimming in a fun and safe environment.

If you would like to donate to the Everybody Foundation, you can visit Sonny’s JustGiving page here.

The Everybody Foundation is a charity (Registered charity No. 1174873) that raises funds to support individuals and groups to stay in sports.

If you are training for an event, our team are on hand to support, from gym programmes to personal training! Visit our website to find out more.


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health and Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Facebook @EverybodyHealthLeisure and Instagram @ebleisure

Media Contact

Name: Matt Shannon

Organisation: Everybody Health and Leisure

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