April 7, 2019

We’re launching a fundraising initiative to benefit local communities

We are launching our own fundraising initiative which will see all funds raised invested in the health and wellbeing of local communities.

As a charitable trust, operating 14 sports and leisure facilities across Fife, we already invest all profits made back into its centres and programmes for the benefit of local communities, now, we are  encouraging those interested in delivering the health and wellbeing benefits associated with physical activity to get involved by supporting our Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund.

Our health and wellbeing team held a launch event on Saturday, 6th April with participants of the health programme, volunteers, local businesses and other stakeholders. Over 120 people attended getting the fundraising off to a flying start with £1,600 raised.

Since our launch in 2008 as a trust, we have delivered a self-funded health and wellbeing programme that supports people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, dementia, diabetes, COPD and cardiac incidents.  Our health and wellbeing team, made up of highly-qualified instructors, deliver 95 classes a week with 3,000 participants per month experiencing the health and wellbeing benefits from getting active, as well as meeting others who are living with similar conditions to their own.

Leading on Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund, Fiona Prendergast, wellbeing and programming manager for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “Every time someone chooses to visit one of our centres or take out a membership programme, they are already making a difference by choosing us over a private gym. And now, with the launch of our dedicated fundraising initiative, we’re asking people to help us support the delivery of our health and wellbeing programme and people in Fife living with long-term health conditions.

“Participant of the health and wellbeing programme have really embraced the idea of a fund and some have already donated which we really appreciate.

“All the money we raise will go directly to support the health and wellbeing programme delivered in our centres and community-based venues by purchasing equipment, supporting specialist instructor training or helping to secure additional instructors.”

The trust’s staff are getting active with their own fundraising efforts with a sponsored walk across East and West Lomond on the 26th of April.

Details of Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund can be can be found at www.fifeleisure.org.uk/support-us or for more information email healthwellbeing@fifelieusre.org.uk

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