Wear something red and take up the 28 mile challenge at Freedom Leisure in Burgess Hill

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Staff and members at The Triangle leisure centre in Burgess Hill are getting ‘reddy’ to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month.

On Friday, February 7, Freedom Leisure staff who run the centre on behalf of Mid Sussex District Council, will be ‘Ramping up the Red’ by dressing up in the colour and donating £2 to the BHF.

The Triangle is asking all members to join in the fun and wear at least one red item when they visit the centre on

Friday and donate what they can.

Throughout February, the centre is also challenging people to ramp up their training by running, swimming or cycling ’28 miles in 28 days’.

The fittest could complete 28 miles in one or two days while others may prefer to complete one or two miles a day to reach their goal by the end of the month.

People can keep track of their progress using free mile trackers being provided by the centre’s reception staff.

Everyone who reaches the 28 mile target by February 28 will be entered into a draw to win a running goody bag worth £65, courtesy of Howzat.

“The British Heart Foundation is the Freedom Leisure chosen charity this year and we’re looking forward to ramping up the red to raise awareness of its very important work,” said Stuart Smith, Freedom Leisure centre manager.

“Friday February 7 is a great chance for everyone to get involved by wearing something red and donating what they can.

“And the 28 miles challenge is very achievable as people can cover the distance at a pace to suit them,” he said.

“Many people with heart disease can’t run a mile – so those of us who can really should and raise money while we’re at.”

For more information ask at The Triangle reception, call 01444 876000 or visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk.