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Trust make a positive impact to the community thanks to Walney Community Extension Fund

22 November 2021

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Fleetwood Town’s Community Trust have been able to provide engaging, positive sessions in the community thanks to a £26,000 grant from Walney Community Extension Fund.

The team at the Trust delivered three programmes after receiving the grant in the local community, with the first being a Children and Family Wellness programme. This is aimed at primary school children and families and will allow them to make healthier life choices both as individuals and as a family.

The next programme was part of the ‘Fit for the Future’ scheme, which tackles high levels of poor health for individuals aged over 50 years old. It also aims to raise awareness and tackle key issues such as poor diets, obesity, heart disease, low physical activity levels, and cancer prevention, as well as prioritising mental health and wellbeing.

The third programme is Youth Engagement, which is aimed at secondary school-aged children. Its focus is providing lifestyle coaching, mentoring, well-being workshops and physical activities. Sport and physical activity will be used as a hook to engage individuals in constructive activities, avoiding disruptive influences and making poor decisions.

Matt Hilton, Chief Executive of Fleetwood Town Community Trust, said: “As a local community organisation we care passionately about improving people’s lives, and this project will make such a big difference”.

Liz Payne, Grant Director at GrantScape who manage the Walney Extension Community Fund, added: “This is the second time a grant has been awarded to Fleetwood Town Community Trust through the Fund. Once again we look forward to seeing how this grant will directly improve the health and well-being of people in the Fleetwood area.”

This is great from our Community Trust – keep up the good work!

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