project aims to raise cash for community
new fitness project that rewards people who lose weight with money
for local community projects has launched in Highbridge this week.
Pound 4 Pound Community Project has re-started at Highbridge's
Morland Hall after successfully being launched last year.
every pound that participants lose over a 12-week period, £1
will go straight back into community projects.
project is a collaboration between Sedgemoor Community Partnership,
Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and 1610 Sports Centre
and is aimed at promoting healthy and active lifestyles and weight
individuals, local organisations and businesses have already 'signed
up' for this initiative and more are welcome.
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 alongside
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 projects within the community."
raised will be used to provide support to each community undertaking
centre will be running a drop in weigh-in session every Friday
from 10:30am - 11:30am until September. For more details, call
07827 647856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org