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Prize draw winner Emma receives her Anytime Fitness membership key

Posted on Thursday 27th July 2017 at 11:00 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Emma Tibbott receives her membership key from Lewis Erskine.

The Journal is pleased to announce that Emma Tibbott is the lucky winner of our exclusive prize draw to win a year’s free membership at the Anytime Fitness gym at Bradley Stoke’s Willow Brook Centre.

The free prize draw was featured in the May 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine, and the winner’s name was independently drawn out of the hat by a member of staff at the Willow Brook Centre.

Emma, a mum of two who lives in Bradley Stoke, said she was delighted to find out she had won.

Speaking after she had been presented with her prize by Anytime Fitness club manager Lewis Erskine, Emma said:

“I’ve never been in a gym in my life, and never used any gym equipment, so I’m feeling a little nervous, if I’m honest.”

“For the last two years, I’ve been thinking that I ought to do something to get fit. Now, I have no excuses!”

She added that she took part in some long distance running when at school, but has “done nothing since”. She anticipates using her newly acquired gym pass “at least twice a week”.

Emma’s nerves were soon put at rest by Lewis, who gave her a tour of the facilities at the 24-hour gym and arranged a personal induction session.

Anytime Fitness is located on the first floor of the town square shops and offices, above KFC.

Photo: Emma receives her membership key from Lewis Erskine, club manager.

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 39). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Local firm supports Wild Place ‘Colour a Cheetah’ competition

Posted on Thursday 6th July 2017 at 10:11 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Maja Lamberska (left) and Ashmas Rizvi receiving their colouring competition prizes.

Pupils from Bowsland Green Primary School in Bradley Stoke recently entered a ‘Colour a Cheetah’ competition organised by local independent financial advice firm Aspirations, who sponsor the cheetah enclosure at the Wild Place Project near Cribbs Causeway.

Pupils sent in some highly imaginative, fantastically coloured cheetahs. The two winners received family tickets to the Wild Place Project. As a special ‘thank you’ to Bowsland Green for taking part, Aspirations also presented the school with £340 to spend on equipment for all the pupils to enjoy.

Speaking on behalf of Aspirations, Debbie Whitton said:

“We were given the tickets as part of our sponsorship of the Wild Place Project’s cheetahs and it is nice to be able to give something back to the families in our local community. We were especially delighted when Bowsland Green agreed to take part in our competition. My three children attended Bowsland – in fact the two eldest were among the first pupils to set foot in the school on the day it opened, so it is very special to my family too.”

“Congratulations to all the children who took part, especially Maja Lamberska and Ashmas Rizvi who won the family tickets.”

• There are still more tickets to be won. Go to the Aspirations website or our Facebook/Twitter pages, follow the competition instructions, and your family could win family tickets to Wild Place Project too!

Photo: Maja Lamberska (left) and Ashmas Rizvi receive their colouring competition prizes from Debbie Whitton of Aspirations (right), watched by Bowsland Green teacher Mr Young.

Winning 'Colour a Cheetah' entry by Maja Lamberska. Winning 'Colour a Cheetah' entry by Ashmas Rizvi.

Above: Winning entries by Maya (left) and Ashmas.

This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 32). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Win a year’s free gym membership at Anytime Fitness in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Monday 22nd May 2017 at 10:14 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of staff at Anytime Fitness Bradley Stoke.

Advertising Feature

The Bradley Stoke Journal is offering readers the chance to win a year’s free gym membership at Anytime Fitness Bradley Stoke in an exclusive prize draw that is open until 6th June 2017.

Anytime Fitness is the world’s largest 24hr Gym chain with over 3,000 sites worldwide. There are currently four sites in Bristol, one of them located in the Willow Brook Centre at the heart of Bradley Stoke, on the first floor of the Town Square complex, above Costa Coffee, Greggs, Taylors Estate Agents and KFC.

Founded in 2002 in the United States, Anytime Fitness quickly grew its global portfolio to take on Australia, New Zealand, Europe and in 2010 came to the United Kingdom. Anytime Fitness was built at the Willow Brook Centre in January 2012 and has been proudly serving the local community ever since.

Featuring state-of-the-art Precor gym equipment and open 24hrs a day, all year round, Anytime Fitness Bradley Stoke is the fitness club that fits into anyone’s lifestyle.

Click HERE to enter the Anytime Fitness Free Prize Draw.

Lewis Erskine, club manager at Anytime Fitness Bradley Stoke, says:

“We all lead busy lives, and so often we never find the time for exercise, even though we know we should. At Anytime Fitness we do believe we have the best, most convenient facilities in the area. Our members can train when they want and because they’re not paying for additional extras their workout experience is much more effective. Talk about no more excuses!”

Membership allows you to use any of the 3,000+ Anytime Fitness gyms around the world (119 in the UK), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Photo: Bradley Stoke club manager Lewis Erskine (left) with staff member Josh Stevenson.

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Win £30 in our autumn photo competition

Posted on Friday 21st October 2016 at 10:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Autumn in The Stokes.

Do you enjoy capturing the changing colours of autumn on your camera or smartphone? Well, this year you have an extra incentive because the Journal has launched its ‘Autumn 2016 in The Stokes’ photo competition, with a first prize of £30.

The prize will be awarded to whoever sends us the shot that best captures the beauty of the season in the local area. There will also be two runners-up prizes of £20 and £10 each,

Photos must be taken during October 2016 in a public place within the Five Stokes area (Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Stoke Lodge or Harry Stoke).

To enter, email your photo to, post or message it to the Bradley Stoke Journal Facebook page or post it on Twitter mentioning @TheBSJournal and including the #AutumnPhoto hashtag.

Don’t forget to include your name and say where the picture was taken.

The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 30th October and the winning entries will be published in the November edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

Competition terms and conditions: Entrants must live within the Five Stokes area. Maximum of six entries per person. The three prize-winning entries will be chosen by Journal editor Stephen Horton, whose decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.

Collage: Autumn photos from the Journal archives. Clockwise from top left: Trees in the grounds of Bradley Stoke Surgery, Savages Wood viewed from Ormonds Close, a tree in Orpheus Avenue and fallen apples in Webbs Wood.

•  View the latest competition entries in this album on our Facebook page: Autumn 2016 in The Stokes

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