Love Island star joins Durham fitness club to fundraise for mental health charity

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The event raised more than £1,200 Credit: Rachael Jackson

Geordie Love Islander Alex Beattie surprised members of a fitness club in Durham when he stopped by to help them fundraise.

Alex, who found fame on the ITV dating show Love Island, met personal trainer Rachael Jackson through a mutual friend.

Together, they decided to organise a fitness event to raise money for the mental health charity MIND.

Both Alex and Rachael said they were "blown away" by the support they received from people in the local area. The 'boot camp' style event raised over £1,200.

Rachael Jackson and Alex Beattie Credit: Rachael Jackson

The pair were restricted in terms of how many people could take part in the fitness class because of the government guidance on COVID-19 safety. Despite this, they say the success of the event has inspired them to organise more.