£5k grant to help get women and girls active

It’s party time for the girls and women in Whitwell as together with Whitwell Parish Council, we have been awarded £5,000 to help them become more active.

The grant - from Sport England and the National Lottery’s This Girl Can Community Fund – will be used to stage a number of sporting and physical activity events. To kick-start the campaign, local women aged 16-years and over, are invited to attend three parties where participants will be able to enjoy music, quizzes and mock-tails.

All the activities will take place in low level lighting with participants wearing glow in the dark accessories, provided free of charge when booking a place. Three parties will be held for each age group, those 16 – 19 years old, 20 – 35’s and those above 35 and ladies who attend all three sessions will qualify for a prize.

These initial events which will be held between October and December and called ‘Party in the Dark’ will be followed in the New Year by individual sessions of the most popular activities.

Councillor Tom Munro, local district and parish councillor for Whitwell said, “We have seen the impacts exercise can have on people’s physical and mental wellbeing and we want all females in the village to be able to enjoy being active no matter what barriers they believe are stopping them.

“We need to identify the issues women and girls face and tailor the way we deliver activities to overcome them and this funding will allows us to do this and work more closely with them.”

Additional activities for all females will also include sessions such as mixed martial arts, tai chi, various forms of dance, boxing for fitness, bounce fit and yoga all in short manageable 20-minute blocks.

Whilst all activities are in bite size chunks we advise participants with any known medical conditions to ensure that they are OK to take part.

Bookings are now being taken and you can register your interest by contacting Wayne Hatton on 01246 242362 or email.


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