HOOP UK and Virgin Active start positive dialogue

Message from Jill Tipping

I am pleased to say that today I have spoken to a member of the Virgin Active Communications team. I received an apology regarding the break down in communication over a planned HOOP UK event at their Chelmsford Gym.

Furthermore, I will be meeting with their representative in just over a week’s time to look at different ways that Virgin Active can support HOOP UK as we work towards our vision and promote our values. We will also be looking at ways that we can work together to encourage and facilitate fitness and wellbeing sessions for our members.

It has been a distressing few days for all, especially for our fundraiser Jennette who has and is still, putting in so much energy and time into the HOOP fund raising events in Chelmsford in November. We thank her for her fortitude and resilience. But often good comes from bad, and in this case I hope that we can now develop a strong and sustainable relationship with one of our national fitness chains.

I look forward to reporting back on the positive ideas and future steps that HOOP UK beginning dialogue with Virgin Active can bring.

(Virgin Active did offer to support the event in Chelmsford but other arrangements have now been put in place.)

Message re Virgin Active Gym

Message from HOOP UK Director Jill Tipping

Part of the HOOP UK vision is that we as a group aim to break down the stigma that surrounds obesity. It’s a big ask but bit by bit we are doing that through our fantastic groups, willing fundraisers and awareness campaigns.

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