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Our Charity Ride in the Sky with PowerFitness Events, supporting The Sweaty Betty Foundation

Last Tuesday 30th May, The Little Botanical had the incredible opportunity to join a spinning class like no other. Taking place 450ft above Brighton beach, this unique fundraising event was organized by Elaine Hart of PowerFitness Events, a local business owner with a passion for fitness. The aim of the event was to raise funds and awareness for the Sweaty Betty Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to getting teenage girls involved in exercise.

The spinning class was held at the iconic i360 Brighton, a vertical cable car that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Elaine, from Powerfitness, had been planning this event for a year, and it was clear that her hard work paid off. The participants, including our co-founder Morag Hill, were in for a treat as they prepared to ride high in the sky.

The i360 Brighton pod was transformed into a fitness haven, adorned with plants from The Little Botanical’s Summer range. The addition of living greenery brought a touch of nature and serenity to the space, creating a calming and uplifting atmosphere.

As the ride began, before 9 am, the participants were met with a perfect blend of physical activity and empowering conversations. Elaine Hart, the founder of Powerfitness Events, led the class with her soothing voice and a high-energy playlist. She provided gentle guidance and motivation throughout the 35-minute experience, ensuring that everyone gave their all.

But this spinning class wasn’t just about the exercise. It was an opportunity for participants to make a personal connection with their emotions and motivations. Each rider was given a banana and a pen and encouraged to write a word that expressed their feelings or served as a personal motivator. This unexpected element added a deeper layer to the already unforgettable experience.

Morag Hill, our co-founder, spoke enthusiastically about her time at the event. She said, “Riding with nine other women, all supporting the Sweaty Betty Foundation, was an incredible way to start a Tuesday morning. The view, the bike chat, and the exercise were immense. It was wonderful to connect with the rest of the participants. I just loved being a part of it.”

The event was not only a fantastic experience for the participants but also a powerful fundraiser for the Sweaty Betty Foundation. The funds raised during the spinning class will directly benefit girls aged 10-18, inspiring them to embrace an active lifestyle and discover the activities that bring them joy.

Tamara Hill Norton, the founder of Sweaty Betty and the Sweaty Betty Foundation, expressed her gratitude for the event. She said, “The atmosphere was vibrant, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, all in support of a worthy cause. The funds raised during the event will directly benefit girls, serving as inspiration for the upcoming generation to discover activities that bring them joy.”

The Sweaty Betty Foundation, launched in March 2021 with the support of Sweaty Betty, aims to empower women and girls from all backgrounds to get active. By supporting girls to try new activities at school, home, and in their communities, the foundation encourages them to find their own passions in physical activity.

The Little Botanical is proud to have been a part of this incredible event. Not only did it generate significant funds for a worthy cause, but it also showcased the importance of collaboration and community support in making a difference. We believe in the power of greenery and its ability to uplift and inspire, and we were delighted to contribute to the positive atmosphere of the spinning class.

Raising £2500 through this event was an outstanding achievement, and we applaud everyone involved for their dedication and enthusiasm. The Ride in the Sky Powerfitness at the i360 Brighton will be remembered as an extraordinary experience that brought together fitness, nature, and a strong sense of community for a cause that truly matters.

Photos credit @lovesavesthedaypr

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