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We Need Your Help….

We have now launched our ASV Christmas Appeal 2021! Christmas Day lots of children and families will be waking up to those presents under the Christmas tree and enjoying the whole magic of Christmas. Sadly. for a growing number of families this day is one of the most feared and upsetting of the year. There are local families who know that Christmas magic of presents under the tree just isn’t possible due to a financial constraints. Regardless of reasons why, we want to ensure as many children as possible have that experience seeing Father Christmas deliver presents under their tree when they wake up.

Christmas gift donations can now be dropped off at ASV main reception with deadline for donations to be in by Friday 10th December. This will allow us the weekend to allocate, wrap and put in Christmas sacks ready to send out to 4 local primary schools before they break up for Christmas. The primary schools are local to Astley Sports Village and families will be identified by the school who genuinely need our support this Christmas

On the poser you will see the list of key items we need donating. Your more than welcome to donate any gift ideas to this appeal. If your struggling for ideas you can donate money and the staff will purchase any items we are specifically short off. Another option if easier is to order gifts on Amazon and put in the Astley Sports Village, Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5BL delivery address.

Lets make Christmas come to many local families and children who without our support will face a very empty and bleak Christmas Day.

Team ASV

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Dorothy is a long standing member who has always enjoyed being active and attending the gym regularly. Recently though she has struggled with a very painful knee which has made exercise, climbing stairs, getting up and down and even walking difficult.

After seeing a consultant, Dorothy was told that she would need knee replacement surgery if she wanted to get her quality of life back and be pain free again. Obviously this was a huge blow to Dorothy both physically and mentally as being active is such an important part of her life. Whilst waiting for the surgery date Dorothy was unable to join in her Over 50’s classes and was limited to gentle walking on the treadmill.

Not one to give in though, Dorothy decided to try and stay as active as she could and lose weight to help the strain on her knees, joining Slimming World and booking in Personal Training sessions.

With a programme designed to strengthen the muscles around the knee joint, gentle continuous cardio and upper/lower body resistance training as well as following her slimming world plan, Dorothy soon noticed a decrease in her pain levels and a significant improvement in mobility. Committed to following her personal training programme both in the gym and at home and achieving a 2 stone weight loss, she was able to return to the ‘Over 50’s’ class and started to see a huge difference in her mobility and pain levels.

Returning to the consultant this week Dorothy was able to show the massive progress she has achieved, so much so that the consultant has said that she now has a choice on whether or not she has the operation as it’s no longer a necessity.

An absolutely inspirational and determined lady … a huge well done from all at ASV!!