A GYM in Didcot have united together to give back to the community.

Club manager of Snap Fitness, Ciaran Aston, and his team and members have donated over 200 advent calendars to the Oxford Children's Hospital and Children's Services.

This is the gym’s fourth year open as a gym and they have worked closely with the team at the hospital every year doing an Easter egg collection and advent calendar collection.

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Mr Aston, 26, who has been at the gym since it opened, said: “When I first opened the gym my goal was to build a big community, a place for people to not only feel comfortable training but also come along and meet new people and get involved In loads of activities in and out the club.

“This is our fourth year doing these collections and the members seem to get more and more behind the cause every year and I feel very lucky to have such great members.

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“It’s always nice seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces at the hospital as some of them could not get to spend these special times of the year outside of where they are due to being sick, so as a team and a gym we all feel proud to have made their time at the hospital a little bit better”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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