RJS Solicitors, based in Trentham, has sponsored Hillside Community Gym in Cheadle to help with their recovery from the impact of Covid-19.
As part of an ongoing commitment to community engagement, RJS Solicitors has provided the local gym with the funds to help with the extension of its indoor floor space.
The investment will help the gym move outdoor classes inside in a safe and socially-distanced way.
The gym is run by volunteers and members, and thanks to continued support from its volunteers, the gym has been able to diversify and expand to include more accessible equipment.
Despite being volunteer-led, the gym is not a registered charity and relies on various sources of income to keep the doors open.
James Butcher, Trainee Solicitor at RJS Solicitors, said: “We’re really proud to support local community groups at RJS Solicitors. It was great to see the accessibility and inclusivity of the facility that Hillside Community Gym provides to the local community. We hope that with our sponsorship, Hillside Community Gym can continue its great work.”
The impact of Covid-19 meant that the gym had to close during lockdown and new safety measures have incurred extra costs for the fitness centre upon reopening.
Andy Price, Club Leader at Hillside Community Gym, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to RJS Solicitors for their sponsorship of the gym, especially at this difficult time the country is facing. We are a not-for-profit community gym run by its members, and we depend on funds from classes, membership, and of course generous donations from outside sources.”
“All of the money is put back into the gym to continually improve the facilities we can offer.”
RJS’ sponsorship marks the first phase in the launch of their community grant scheme, the RJS Foundation. They hope to continue supporting local projects, businesses and people through continued sponsorship and funding.