Our Local Charities

The Fitness Society is proud to work with local businesses and suppliers. So it's only natural we're keen to keep it local when we support a charity too. That's why we invite you, our members, to help us raise funds for Billy's Wish:

What is Billy's Wish?

In November 2011, 21 year-old Hemel lad, Billy Dove's life was tragically taken from him, when he was stabbed while he tried to break-up a fight. Billy's Wish is an anti-knife crime charity that has been set up by the Dove family, in Billy's name, to help stop this heart-breaking crime.

The charity aims to advance in life and help young people (and their families) in Dacorum and elsewhere by:

  • Providing support and activities which help their capacity to participate responsibly in society.
  • Advancing the education of young people in the area of crime prevention and the impact crime can have.
  • Promoting the benefits of the preservation of public order and to provide support and advice to the victims of crime and their families.
  • Campaigning for a change in the law and delivery of services to ensure that the legal process is less painful and traumatising for victims and their families.

For more details please visit www.billyswish.co.uk

How can we all support Billy's Wish?

The Fitness Society is a proud sponsor of Doves United. Doves United is a football team established by Billy's friends in his memory, playing in the Berkhamsted Sunday Football league. Doves United FC were lucky enough to be presented with their new Fitness Society kit by local actress, Rosie Marcel, before their latest game.

Billys Wish

In the coming months The Fitness Society will also be organising sponsored events at the gym for our members to join. Or, if you have a sporting event planned yourself, perhaps you could consider putting your hard work to a good cause and raising some sponsorship for Billy's Wish yourself.

In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to Billy's Wish please visit www.billyswish.co.uk/Donate for details of how you can contribute.