Grandmother Karen helps leisure centre staff take first prize in national challenge

Duty manager Martin Hewitson, Business support officer Emily Roberts and finance officer Karen Bowyer ANL-140313-100235001
Duty manager Martin Hewitson, Business support officer Emily Roberts and finance officer Karen Bowyer ANL-140313-100235001

Members of the admin team at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre are the fittest employees in the country after scooping first place in a national workplace challenge.

They beat 873 companies to take the top spot in the County Sports Partnership Network’s Workplace Challenge in which employees recorded their sport and physical activity online to receive points. They clocked up 147,045 points.

Among the team members was Abbeycroft’s Inspire Me cover star Karen Bowyer, who gained some of her points by celebrating her 60th birthday by spinning 60 miles with her 11-year-old grandson Kian to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at Sainsbury’s on February 19. They raised £1,800 for the charity.