Greenslade Taylor Hunt has teamed up with Communifit to support a range of sporting events to help the local community.

The first is a fun run at The Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne, in aid of the Friends of Yeatman Hospital, on Sunday, June 27.

Participants can pick a 5 or 10K route and everyone will receive a medal. The event starts at 8.30am, with registration from 7.45am.

Next up is a 5K Colour Run at Leweston School, Sherborne, on Sunday, July 11.

Richard Stubbert, Residential Manager at the Sherborne branch of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, is delighted to be involved and to be able to support Communifit’s efforts.

Richard attended The Gryphon School, Sherborne, with Craig Hardaker, the founder of Communifit. Craig set up Communifit partly in response to struggles his Grandma had with mobility.

“She has inspired me all my life even by showing me that life can be lived right up until the very end, but we do need to stay active to do that. Watching her become a prisoner to her armchair day in and day out every single day made me realise how many of the elderly sit and stare in at the walls due to muscle degeneration and limited quality of life. This for me was the starting point of Communifit, “ said Craig.

He was already a qualified GP Referral Consultant, with a degree in sports fitness and coaching and 15 years health fitness industry experience so a move into helping the elderly with their mobility was a logical step.

The business has broadened into personal training and exercise classes too along with the fun runs.

The run on June 27 will be the first in over a year because of COVID restrictions.

A sprint triathalon is planned at Leweston School on August 8 and other events are also in the pipeline.

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