Highbridge weight-loss scheme will raise cash for community
new fitness scheme that rewards people who lose weight with money
for local community projects will launch in Highbridge this week.
Pound 4 Pound Community Project will officially start this Thursday
(September 5th) at Highbridge's Morland Hall at 10.30am. It is
free to take part, open to all, and runs until December.
every pound you lose, Morland Hall will receive £1 so the
money goes straight back into the community.
scheme is being supported by ProActive and King Alfred Sports
Pounds is focused on those communities with the highest health
and social need, and who have high prevalence of overweight and
obesity levels whereby overweight and obese adults pledge to lose
weight over a four-month period as part of an overall community
effort," said Richard Mathews, one of the organisers.
community weight loss - the number of pounds - will be rewarded
with equal levels of funding - one pound for each pound lost -
with the money to be spent on health promoting projects within
focus is on empowering individuals to make healthy choices whilst
giving communities tools to address their own particular needs
by putting communities at the heart of public health, improving
the health of communities and reducing health inequalities, raising
awareness of the need to lead a healthier lifestyle and prevent
illness through the promotion of healthy eating and increased
physical activity, and supporting people to take responsibility
for their own health."
is open to all within the Sedgemoor Area, up to a maximum of 100
participants. It is free to enter for over 16s and 25 BMI, subject
to stated health exclusions on rules.
raised will be used to provide support to each community undertaking
support could include healthy cooking skills training, regular
community events, physical activity interventions and online support.
Regular drop-in clinics will be provided to support the community
members in recording their successful weight loss and provide
further advice and support to maintain their changes."
take part, attend the sessions running each Thursday, from 10.30-11.30am.
until December. For more details, call 07827 647856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org