Founder and CEO Julie Robinson chosen as a baton bearer

As the Opening Ceremony marks the beginning of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, we were thrilled to learn that Julie Robinson, founder and CEO of Move It or Lose It was chosen as a Queen’s Baton Relay bearer.

Julie was chosen for her voluntary fundraising work with Breast Cancer Now and also for services for older people with Move it or Lose it, including the innovative The Club where people can get together online for exercising, socialising and special interest groups.

Julie started on the fundraising path when Louise, her sister-in-law, asked her to raise £1,000 for breast cancer research, but she never stopped!  Julie was joined by a group of like-minded ladies who organised all sorts of events and went on to raise over £1 million.  Sadly Louise and two more sisters-in-law died from breast cancer so it became Julie’s lifelong mission to raise awareness and to support the charity to save lives in the future.

Julie wanted to create the same sense of bringing people together with a common purpose along with the passion to reimagine ageing which is why she founded Move it or Lose it.  They now have a great community of instructors who work in community and care settings to help older people to socialise and exercise so they can stay active and independent for longer.

Julie said that being chosen as a baton bearer for the Queen’s relay was a real once in a lifetime  honour.  She had to meet at Aston Villa’s training ground and briefly felt like a celebrity with photographers,  video cameras and live radio interviews.

Julie tells us ‘I feel incredibly proud to have been nominated to represent all those who have helped to make this world a better place.’

Thank you for sharing your story, Julie.

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