YMCA Bournemouth and Dorset Blind Association have launched their Feel Good Festival taking place on Saturday 24th June at Boscombe Pier.

This charity partnership brings together the local community, businesses and charities for a day of fun fitness activities. The festival opens at 11am and runs until 11pm with various free activities for the whole family from fitness sessions to kids sporting challenges. The event day will starts with HIIT training, following by family zumba, pilates, yoga and much more. Feel Good Festival is not all just about sporting activities but will be filled with stalls, charity stands and refreshments too.

The charities’ annual races will be part of the festival with YMCA’s kids’ races and 5 mile zig zag challenge which will see individuals and teams race along the seafront including the Southbourne zig zag path. In addition, Dorset Blind Association’s Bright for Sight Night run which is back for its 2nd year. People who join Bright for Sight Night Run can enjoy 5k or 10k run with glow sticks, head torches, neon paint, anything that glows! Participants can even enjoy an unique warm up session from Clubbercise professionals in Bournemouth.

Lucy Culkin, YMCA Bournemouth Business Development Manager, said: “It’s great to work with a charity which also has the community’s health & wellbeing at the centre of their mission. Thanks to our sponsors Parley Optometrists, Nationwide, Sainsbury and Boscombe & Southbourne Rotary Club, we are able to bring Feel Good Festival to life”.

Helena, Event Fundraiser from Dorset Blind Association, said “Their kind donations mean that nearly all money raised at the Festival goes to supporting the vulnerable people in the local area”.

Please visit www.Feelgooddorset.eventbrite.co.uk to register your interest for free activities and to enter the running events. For other information and enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01202 712864

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