For one of the smallest Anytime Fitness clubs in Australia, the Forbes gym has finished as one of the top 20 fundraisers for the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge.
Out of 280 Anytime Fitness gyms in all states and territories that hosted the charity event, it seems our small country town has one of the biggest hearts when it comes to raising awareness and funds for Suicide Prevention Australia.
The Forbes community collected $1045.40 for the cause, raising more funds than gyms in metropolitan locations including Maroubra, Potts Point, Rose Bay, Manly, Maroochydore, Townsville, Cairns, and Perth CBD.
Thirty runners including Julie and Scott Reid, Brayden Davis, Ashley Kuhn, Izaac Scott, Billy Spence, and Haylee Redfern ran on July 28-29.
“To be one of the smallest Anytime Fitness clubs and to raise one of most amounts was awesome,” Gym Manager Amy Townsend said.
“A lot of people said that their family had been affected by suicide and told me it was good to see awareness because a lot of people don’t talk about it.”