launches new community weight loss project in Highbridge
and Highbridge's Mayor has this week launched a new fitness project
that rewards residents who lose weight by giving them money for
local community projects.
Martin Cox was the VIP guest at the launch of the 'Pound 4 Pound
Community Project' on Thursday morning (September 5th) at Highbridge's
every pound of weight that people lose until December, £1
will go straight back into community projects.
am delighted to suportthis worthwhile project which not only will
help people's health but also raise funds for our community,"
the Mayor told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Mathews, one of the organisers, added: "Community Pounds
is focused on those communities across the UK with the highest
health and social needs, and who have high prevalence of overweight
and obesity levels."
and obese adults can pledge to lose weight over a four-month period
as part of an overall community effort. Total community weight
loss - the number of pounds - will be rewarded with equal levels
of funding - one pound for each pound lost - with the money being
spent on health promoting projects within the community."
scheme runs until December and is open to all residents in 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
scheme is being supported by King Alfred Sports Centre (1610)
and ProActive. To 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