Seniors Outdoor Fitness World Record Attempt & first official launch in Perth of International Pay It Forward Day
Perth charity People Who Care will “Pay it Forward’’ on the first official launch of International Pay It Forward day at the Bell Tower on the 28th of April by hosting a ‘pay it forward’ to all of Perth’s seniors with an Outdoors Fitness World Record Attempt at 11am and family fun day with exhibitors and demonstrations from 9am – 3pm.
Perth is well known for its generous community of people who care for families that are at risk or in situations of extreme disadvantage. Supporting seniors and volunteers by embracing a world record opportunity allows Perth to celebrate the hard work of our seniors and volunteers and at the same time collect gold coin donations to support our essential services to Perth’s most disadvantaged. Gold Coin donations can be made online here or on the day at the participant registration desk from 9am.
A new unofficial Guinness World Record was set on 20 June 2014 for the largest seniors outdoor exercise class where a total of 52 people turned up for the exercise class in Sydney’s northern beaches. Prior to this attempt the only existing, similar world record for people aged over 70 years is the oldest dance troupe, The Hip Op-eration Crew from New Zealand, consisting of 23 active members aged 67 to 95 years old, with an average age of 79 years.
People Who Care CEO Mrs Alison White, said that People Who Care is excited to be involved with “an opportunity to not only encourage the benefits of seniors fitness but to launch international Pay It Forward day in Perth and encourage others to support each other and fulfil our mission to create communities of people who care about each other.”
Pay It Forward day, is always held on the last Thursday in April and is a concept articulated by Catherine Ryan Hyde from her book of the same title. To Pay It Forward you just need to act in a selfless way and show that you care to those around you by an act of charity, whether it be a stranger, a friend or someone who may just need some support from someone in the community they live in. “Celebrating Pay It Forward Day for People Who Care is a way for us to show Perth exactly what it means to be one of Perth’s People Who Care and Pay It Forward to our seniors by bringing them together for this wonderful event,” Alison stated.
The outdoor exercise class was will be run by professional trainers from Mind Over Matter Health and Fitness and is proudly supported by the Perth Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and our many other sponsors. The official attempt will commence at 11am and we hope to attract over 400 seniors to the event and encourage them to stay all day and share in the many wonderful events planned on the day.
Linda Ross on 9379 1944 or 0428 671 470 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes! We need to attract seniors to the event in order to beat the world record and that means anyone over the age of 60 can register on the day and be part of the fun and help us win the record.
But that does not mean that if you are under 60 you cant participate! Everyone is welcome to register on the day and participate in the fun and the many other activities that are planned for the day.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are many options to ensure you safely get to and from the event.
A - Perth train system - You can catch a train to the central Perth train station and then catch a second train (or a cat bus) to the Esplanade station which will bring you to a 500m walk to the Bell Tower.
B - Drive - There are three parking areas that are close to the bell Tower.
1. City Of Perth Parking at Terrace Road Car Park - 165 Terrace Road 1300 889 613 www.cityofperthparking.com.au/terrace-road
2. Wilson Parking at 1 William Strret 1800 727 546 www.wilsonparking.com.au/park/6082_The-Quadrant-Car-Park_1-William-Street-Perth
3. City of Perth Parking at the Convension Centre 21 Mounts Bay Road 1300 889 613 http://www.cityofperthparking.com.au/
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any general questions about the event please contact Anne at People Who Care on 9379 1944
or for Media enquiries call Linda on 0428 671 470
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. If you donate online through event brite please bring your reciept/ticket with you and show it to the registration team.