TV’s Mr Motivator is supporting seven UK brain tumour charities with a 10-day workout challenge, launching at the end of March, Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
Derrick Evans MBE, aka Mr Motivator, who is also a very kind supporter of Charity Today’s national charity campaign, UK Charity Week, has been at the forefront of wellbeing since he burst onto our TV screens in the early 1990s, credited with revitalising the fortunes of GMTV. He has gone from strength to strength as he has promoted the importance of personal wellbeing.
Since the lockdown, we have seen his brand of colourful lycra-clad workouts on BBC television’s HealthCheck UK Live and many other TV shows as he continues to raise the spirits of everyone who takes part and help to keep Britain fit during the lockdowns.
Mr Motivator will be working with national charity Brain Tumour Research and six of its Member Charities with funds raised through the Mr Motivator Work Out Challenge supporting vital services for those affected by a brain tumour and critical research to find a cure for this devastating disease.
Launching on 30 March, Mr Motivator will kick off his workout challenge with a special live-stream introduction and the first day of workout fun live at 6.30pm via The Motivation Club, Facebook and YouTube. Supporters of Brain Tumour Research and the other charities involved: Brain Tumour Research Campaign, Brainwaves NI, Finnbar’s Force, James Clifford Campling Trust, Shay’s Smiles and The William Low Trust, are being invited to register for the fun-filled workouts and set up a JustGiving page with a target sum to raise for their chosen charity.
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.
“After the excitement of the launch of my Mr Motivator Workout Challenge on 30 March, I am looking forward to providing the brain tumour community with a further nine days of workouts up to 8 April. Each day there will be a new and exclusive 12-minute workout video – so a daily dozen! The workouts will be all about variety and providing activity for all levels of fitness, no matter what your starting point. There will be something in the workouts for everyone no matter what your age or level of ability. My wife Palmer will be in a chair showing alternative workouts for those who would prefer to join in but from a seated position.
“There is a curative power to exercise and huge all-around benefits can be gained by anyone who may be dealing with a medical condition such as a brain tumour diagnosis, a bereavement, or just coping with day-to-day life, so we’ll literally have something for everyone!”
Carol Robertson, national events manager at Brain Tumour Research, said:
“We’re really excited to be working with Mr Motivator on this joint fundraising venture, along with six of our Member Charities. I am sure everyone’s going to have a lot of fun and feel the benefits of improved fitness and wellbeing while raising funds for a worthy cause.
“To sign up to take part in the Mr Motivator workout challenge and fundraise for Brain Tumour Research, you can register here. Once you’ve set up a JustGiving page, don’t forget to share photos with your followers on social media of yourself taking part to prompt further donations.
“Just 12.5% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers and Brain Tumour Research is determined to change outcomes for brain tumour patients and ultimately find a cure.”
Brain Tumour Research funds sustainable research at dedicated centres in the UK. It also campaigns for the Government and the larger cancer charities to invest more in research into brain tumours in order to speed up new treatments for patients and, ultimately, to find a cure. The charity is the driving force behind the call for a national annual spend of £35 million in order to improve survival rates and patient outcomes in line with other cancers such as breast cancer and leukaemia and is also campaigning for greater repurposing of drugs.
Don’t forget to register for the Mr Motivator workout challenge. Participants who sign up to support Brain Tumour Research will receive a t-shirt once they have set up a JustGiving page and received a donation of £10 or more and will qualify for a #FightingForce medal and a certificate when they achieve a target of £274. Please note when you join you will be given the option to sign up for a 10-day free trial of the Mr Motivator Club, giving you full access to the Mr Motivator Club. If you wish to continue with your club membership after your 10-day free trial ends, membership costs just £6.99 per month, you are free to cancel at any time.
See https://mrmotivatorsclub.com/ for more information about the club.