Charity event celebrates life of much-loved Tyrone

The event is being held in memory of the late Tyrone Wildman
The event is being held in memory of the late Tyrone Wildman

STAFF at a leisure centre are holding a charity event in memory of a popular and talented sportsman.

Falaise Fitness Centre in Cambridge Road is hosting Wild Day on Saturday, June 4 in honour of Tyrone Wildman, who died last December. He worked as an instructor at the centre for 16 years.

The event starts at 10am and will run until 3pm. It will be raising funds for Lifeblood, a charity which raises awareness of blood clots and their effects.

Mr Wildman, of Hopgarden Close, died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot on the lung, on December 18, aged 59.

He played for Sidley Cricket Club since 1974, was British bodybuilding champion in 1982 and before that, was a powerlifting champion.

The day promises to offer a wide range of activities, such as an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, balloon animals, and teacup rides.

There will be a number of demonstrations for visitors to join in with, such as bootcamp, zumba, karate, kickboxing, and street dance.

At noon staff are holding a ceremony, as the centre has bought a new piece of equipment, which will be dedicated to Mr Wildman. A plaque will be unveiled and a ribbon cut by two of Mr Wildman’s personal training customers, who he gave his spare time to help.

There will also be auctions, where one of Mr Wildman’s paintings will be auctioned off, as well as other prizes.

Other attractions include a charity car wash within the grounds of Falaise Fitness Centre. Entry is free but donations may be requested by some stalls and there will be a small fee for some rides.

Nicole White, operations manager at Falaise, said: “I would like to thank all of the organisations who have supported our event, as well as Lisa Adegbite, who came up with the idea. We have all been touched in some way by Tyrone’s generosity and verve for life, so Wild Day is our way of celebrating his life and remembering what a great man he was.”

For more information call 01424 457692.