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New project will get more people active in Lakenham and Tuckswood

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:40

New project will get more people active in Lakenham and Tuckswood

An exciting new project supported by Sport England and Comic Relief is aiming to provide more opportunities for people to get active, have fun and get together. Energise Lakenham and Tuckswood is part of a wider programme of activities being developed by local organisations, who are working together to develop and promote the range of activities, help and advice available locally for residents.

Local organisations Community Action Norfolk and Active Norfolk are working in partnership with Norwich City Council to deliver Energise Lakenham and Tuckswood. The project is launching at Lakenham's Jubilee Community Centre on 17th February and Tuckswood's Harford Community Centre 25th February from 12.30-3pm with fun free events for people to try out a range of sports and other activities, from tennis, walking and football to Zumba, KTroo, cycling, running and street dance. Free refreshments and face painting will be available too.

Sport for Change Community Development Worker Lucinda Leonard said, "There is funding available for physical activity projects in Lakenham and Tuckswood so if a group of neighbours, friends or perhaps a Scout group or luncheon club have an idea about getting more active and would like some support and funding to make it happen, please contact us. We'd love to hear residents' ideas – whether it's a street games competition, to a seated Zumba class or a Buggy Fit group for parents, let us know!"

"We can also help with bursaries for coaches to develop their skills by undertaking an agreed coaching qualification course; and if you'd like to volunteer to be involved- perhaps be on the project steering committee or take photographs of events or help encourage others to get active it would be great to hear from you!" added Lucinda.

Cllr Vaughan Thomas, Norwich City Council's cabinet member for fairness and equality said: "This project is part of a wider programme of activities being developed by local organisations, who are working together to develop and promote the range of activities, help and advice available locally for residents.

"Sport and physical activity are wonderful ways to improve your health and wellbeing, as well as meet new people, so I am delighted to see these fantastic opportunities being delivered in this area."

For more information about the project please contact Lucinda Leonard on 01362 698216 e-mail: lucinda.leonard@communityactionnorfolk.org.uk

Tags: Lakenham, Sport, Tuckswood