A team from Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre raised more than £600 for Dementia UK from a charity spinathon.

Rosie Farrow, Alex Dalzell and Ellie Bushell from Everyone Active, which operates the leisure centre in partnership with North Norfolk District Council, held the seven-hour event outside the Morrisons supermarket in Fakenham on Saturday, August 5. 

The team raised £604 thanks to the support of the store’s staff and customers. 

Rosie Farrow, Everyone Active’s duty manager, said: “Everyone was just amazing. 

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“We didn’t have any music to pedal along to, so we started singing out loud. It made the customers laugh and some joined in. 

“Whoever wasn’t on the bike from our team was interacting with the customers.”

The spinathon was part of a year-long fundraising and support campaign for Dementia UK. 

Ms Farrow added: “We’ve held a few fundraising activities so far. The show of support from our members and the locals of Fakenham has been overwhelming. 

“Hearing people’s stories and realising how many people are affected by dementia is keeping our team motivated to raise as much as we can.”

According to the charity, someone in the UK develops dementia every three minutes. 

Dementia is a huge and growing health crisis that can be devastating for the whole family. 

The charity has a team of Admiral Nurses who provide life-changing advice and support to anyone affected by dementia, whenever it is needed.

They work on the free national Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, in face-to-face and virtual clinics, and in the community, in GP practices, hospitals and care homes.

Ms Farrow and the Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre team have a series of events planned for September, which is Dementia Awareness Month.