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LES MILLS AND UNICEF – Workout for Water

Pressmeddelande   •   Jun 20, 2019 10:00 CEST

UNICEF and Les Mills have developed Workout for Water to help make every child´s right to clean, safe and sustainable water a reality. Together we’re reaching out to our global network of Les Mills club partners, passionate instructors, and dedicated exercisers – encouraging everyone to set up fundraising pages and organize Workout for Water events in june until december 2019.

It’s hard to imagine having to walk for hours just to fill up your drink bottle, but that’s the reality for thousands of children in East Africa. Workout for Water funds raised in 2019 will support UNICEF’s work to complete the Lega and Yelam Gej multi-village solar-powered water systems in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.

By giving children access to clean, safe and sustainable water we can help them to grow up healthy and strong, safe from water-borne diseases. They will also have more time to spend on study and playtime when they don't need to walk for hours every day to source water.

Here are some of the clubs who have done events to contribute to the Workout for Water project: Nordic Wellness Arena(swe), Xplore Fitness(cz), From Factory(pl), Fresh Fitness St. Hanshaugen(no), FORM Gotland (swe) and Lokomotion Karlskrona (swe).
As a result of all the events is the total number of donations at the moment: 5 581 $ / 56 845 SEK/ 4 990 € (for the nordic region). The total amount for donations globally are:
84038 $ /855 968 SEK / 75 153 €
More events will follow during the rest of the year.


About Les Mills; 
Les Mills International is the creator of 16 global group fitness and team training programs for adults, including BODYPUMP™ (weights), BODYCOMBAT™ (martial arts) RPM™ (indoor cycling), and LES MILLS GRIT™ Series (30-minute high intensity interval training). Les Mills also creates BORN TO MOVE™, a series of five age appropriate movement-based classes for toddlers through to teens. Every week Les Mills helps millions of people to get fit in over 19,000 clubs across 100 countries with the help of 130,000 passionate instructors. For more information, visit: www.lesmills.com

About UNICEF; UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org

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For more information, contact: Lena Holmberg Marketing Director | Les Mills Nordic lena.holmberg@lesmills.com 0708-955 555

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