[A] Newcastle University student and her fiancé are celebrating after winning £1000 at their local Bannatyne Health Club in Carlisle.
Hannah McGeoghegan received the money after signing up her fiancé Simon to the club, shortly after she re-joined in January this year. The pair, who are planning a wedding for this September, first met at the same health club in 2011, and are planning to use the membership to get fit for their wedding.
The ‘Join a Friend’ scheme is a national competition run in all 71 of the Bannatyne Health Clubs in the UK. This time, eight, £1000 prizes were up for grabs for those whose friend or family member joined the club following the referral.
Hannah reluctantly cancelled her Bannatyne membership to complete her education degree at Newcastle University. Now coming to the end of her course and spending more of her time at home in Carlisle, she decided to re-join the club to maintain her general fitness.
Hannah said: “I was overjoyed when I found out that I was one of the £1000 winners, especially because I had completely forgotten that I had entered. We are very grateful for the money, as it will go towards preparing for our wedding in September.
“It’s lovely for Simon and I to be able to train together at the health club where we first met, for our big day, and I think that it’s a great way to encourage new members to join.
Dan Gray, General Manager of Bannatyne Health Club Carlisle, said: “The ‘join a friend’ competition has proven to be a great success, we’ve had lots of involvement and it’s a fun way to introduce some new faces and reward our loyal members. I am very happy to welcome Hannah back to the club and wish her and Simon the very best of luck on their big day!”