An OSWESTRY-based charity is looking for people who want to burn off those excess Christmas calories – should they want to – and help raise money.

The Movement Centre, which is on site at Gobowen's Orthopaedic Hospital, is launching 'Get Up and Go!', a virtual fitness event which will kick-off its 2021 fundraising efforts.

People are being asked to sign up now and walk, run or cycle five, 25, 100 or 250 miles virtually during the month.

All money raised will support the work The Movement Centre is doing in giving children the chance to gain more control of their movement and reach their full potential through Targeted Training therapy – the only therapy of its kind in the world.

Curtis Langley, from the Centre, is hoping for as many people as possible to join in and help them raise money for a vital service.

He said: “Fundraising is extremely important for us in order to continue the often life-changing and unique treatments we are able to provide for so many families.

“We are kicking off 2021 with our virtual fitness event where we are asking people to join us on our first fundraiser of the year, 'Get Up and Go!'.

"It’s also the perfect opportunity to work off all those mince pies and other excesses of Christmas.

“The event runs through January and we are asking people to challenge themselves by picking one of the four distances – either five, 25, 100 or 250 miles, and then complete their chosen mileage by walking, running or cycling during the month.

“One of these distances should be easily achievable by everyone and all people have to do is sign up and then get on with the challenge. Participants can then send us a screenshot of their monthly mileage.

“Ticket prices are £12.50 and we would be delighted if you could commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £25.

“We have a limited amount of medals available for taking part - so sign up to ensure you don’t miss out.

“This is a great opportunity for people to help us raise money so more children are able to access the unique treatment provided by The Movement Centre for 25 years."

To sign up for Get Up and Go!, visit