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Andover staff wear pink for charity

Pink was the colour that packed a fundraising punch at Andover Leisure Centre recently. By dressing up in everything from pink wigs to flashing pink sunglasses, the Valley Leisure team raised just over £100 for Breast Cancer Care. “We had a great day for a great...

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Romsey Rapids tickled pink with fundraising

Pink was the colour that packed a fundraising punch at Romsey Sports Complex recently. By dressing up in everything from striped pink onsies to florescent fuchsia tutus, the Romsey team raised just over £370 for Breast Cancer Now. “It was great seeing everyone at...

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Free fitness advice for Andover’s older people

Older people in Andover were given free health checks recently as part of a new local initiative to raise awareness of the importance of staying active later in life. The Active Community Coffee Morning at Andover Leisure Centre explored ways of staying active later...

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Free fitness advice for Romsey’s older people

Coffee, cake and companionship is helping older people get back into fitness in Romsey. Monthly open days at the Toning Centre in the Romsey Rapids Sport Complex and a recent coffee morning are showing older people the importance of staying active later in life. The...

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Staff get into bake off spirit for Macmillan

Andover Leisure Centre’s staff got into the Bake Off spirit recently as part of a Macmillan coffee morning and to celebrate the life of a colleague and friend who died of cancer last year. All of the cakes on sale at the coffee morning were made by the leisure centre...

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Charlton golfer claims triple crown

The mantelpiece of a 70-year-old Andover man is feeling the pressure after he won yet another golfing trophy and added a third to his yearly haul. Richard Poyser proved that he is the best golfer in the Charlton Lakes Golf Community recently by winning the Charlton...

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Best-ever year for school holiday clubs

More children than ever before were kept busy during the summer holidays at Andover based holiday clubs run by the sports and leisure trust, Valley Leisure. Two local clubs run by the charity received record amounts of bookings during the recent six week period. The...

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Tidworth woman steps across Europe for Diabetes UK

A Tidworth triathlete travelled more 1,300 miles across Europe on a stand-up bike to raise money for Diabetes UK and encourage other people to get fit. Natalie Thomas, who’s 29, travelled 1,348 miles (2,170 km) across the continent on a MeMover, a stand up bike which...

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Andover Big Write winners rewarded with adventure

Budding writers from Andover’s John Hanson School were rewarded with a day of adventure as part of a prize for taking part in the annual ‘Big Write’ competition at their school. The 10 winners, all aged between 13 and 15, were taken on the adventure day at Charlton...

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Rookwood School find adventure with activity day

The end of school year was marked by a day of adventure for pupils at Andover’s Rookwood School. A group of year nine students brought their school year to a close with a day filled with fun and challenges at Charlton Lakeside Pavilion. The 27 children, who are aged...

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