1990’s GMTV star, Mr Motivator, has partnered with St Barnabas to get people moving during isolation

26th March 2020

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St Barnabas Hospice has joined forces with fitness star, Mr Motivator to bring #IsolationMotivation to the UK.

Working in partnership with Mr Motivator, first made famous in the 1990’s on GMTV, St Barnabas Hospice has announced a new initiative, allowing people to exercise, and fundraise if they wish, whilst staying at home in isolation. Mr Motivator

The coronavirus has brought many challenges for charities – how will they continue to raise money for their vital services? How can they engage supporters and help them with their wellbeing and health during these unprecedented times? How can they help to contribute to the national coronavirus effort?

St Barnabas has answered all these questions with the fantastic, at-home #IsolationMotivation. They are helping members of the public exercise whilst social distancing, keeping their supporters engaged with a fun alternative to mass participation events, and if they can, either donate or raise some much-needed money for end-of-life care in Lincolnshire.

The Hospice is asking for people to visit their Facebook page daily at 10am, where they will find Mr Motivator’s ten-minute work-out. There will be a work-out each day for two weeks to help with people’s wellbeing and mental health during this crisis. Whilst this is a fun and inclusive activity, people are being encouraged to set up a Facebook fundraiser to raise £28 for St Barnabas if they can. This £28 is just £2 per work-out, which is the cost of a cup of tea or coffee that people often buy on their way into work.

Mr Motivator, 1990’s GMTV star, said:

“Join St Barnabas and me, Mr Motivator. We want you to get involved, get off your sofa and stay fit. If you could donate to St Barnabas that would be great too!

“Do the Mr Motivator work-out once a day for two weeks and raise £28 for the Hospice. That’s £2 a work-out and you’re halfway to a healthy habit.

“Stay inspired and motivated every day. Stay healthy at home with Mr Motivator and Isolation Motivation!”

Mike Pastor, Challenge Events Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice, added:

“£28 would help our nurses to care for a patient in their own home for an hour-and-a-half. Even during this period of isolation, our nurses will be travelling to visit some of the most vulnerable in Lincolnshire, helping those at the end of their life to die with dignity and compassion.

“It is tough being told you have to stay indoors as much as possible, so we are trying to bring some light-hearted fun to living rooms across the country. We want to get people up on their feet, get people motivated and raise a smile during this dark time.”

Those wanting to get involved with #IsolationMotivation are encouraged to share photos and videos of themselves taking part with the Hospice and Mr Motivator. Use the hashtag and get friends and family involved too.

The daily work-outs will begin on Friday 27th March at 10am and last for two-weeks. They can be accessed at www.facebook.com/stbarnabaslinc and supporters are encouraged to set up a Facebook fundraiser alongside taking part, which can be done at www.facebook.com/fundraisers

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