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£20,000 pledged towards new gym for Bexley

PUBLISHED: 13:39 20 May 2016 | UPDATED: 13:39 20 May 2016

Funding has been provided for an outdoor gym in Bexley

Funding has been provided for an outdoor gym in Bexley

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The funding has been allocated by the London Marathon Charitable Trust

A grant of almost £20,000 has been awarded to help fund a new outdoor gym in Bexley.

The money has been allocated by the London Marathon Charitable Trust as part of a £2.5 million pot that will support projects across the capital to encourage people to get active.

Affordable housing provider Peabody has pledged the funds - totalling £19,999 - which will go towards the purchase and installation of an outdoor gym.

Sir Rodney Walker, chairman of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, said: “In the past year, we have restructured our system to offer three levels of grants which are awarded on a quarterly basis, rather than annually. We are delighted to announce these awards which we believe will have a significant positive impact on participation in physical activity in those communities.

“At the beginning of our current financial year in October 2015, the trust received a record £5.7 million as a result of London Marathon Events Limited staging of events for future grantmaking and we are actively seeking high quality applications from organisations that will get more people physically active.”

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