The Pelican Centre & Everything Human Rights join forces to launch health project Active Together
Tyldesley community leisure facility The Pelican Centre is partnering with Leigh group Everything Human Rights to launch Active Together, a project which aims to bring the Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley communities together through activity that improves health, fitness and mental wellbeing.
The project was one of over 300 nationally to be awarded a ‘Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Grant’ from Power To Change, funded by organisations including The National Lottery Community Fund, Social Investment Business, Locality and the Ubele Initiative. Active Together’s programme will start in February 2021, and local people are encouraged to sign up now.
Who is Active Together for?
Active Together is for people in Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley who are looking for ways to meet others. Those who may feel isolated or alone, the BAME community, people who are new to the area and low-income households looking for affordable ways to keep active are encouraged to sign up.
What does Active Together offer?
Individuals and families who sign up can enjoy dedicated gym, swimming and classes at The Pelican Centre, new experiences such as canoeing, snorkelling or dance, opportunities for volunteering or training, and everyone receives a free pack with home activity ideas. All activities are delivered free.
Most importantly, Active Together is an inclusive project which brings the community together, helping to combat loneliness and isolation and encouraging healthy lifestyles with likeminded people.
The Pelican Centre Business Manager Natalia Stothard:
“Backed by the Power To Change funding, Active Together gives those who are more isolated or alone than ever as a result of the Covid crisis new opportunities to get active safely. Whether people are elderly, single-parent families, low-income households or simply find themselves looking for a place to meet others, Active Together creates an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome.”
Farai Nhakaniso, Outreach Volunteer with Everything Human Rights:
“Everything Human Rights is excited to be working with The Pelican Centre to launch Active Together. The families and individuals we support, including refugees, are often new to the area. Active Together gives them a fantastic opportunity to join the local community, meet others and settle into new lives with friends and an accessible way of staying fit, healthy and mentally well.”
Families and individuals can sign up online for free at www.beactivetogether.co.uk.
The Pelican Centre is a community-led leisure facility. The registered charity, run by volunteers and a small team of staff, offers swimming sessions, lessons, a fully-equipped gym and classes, and room hire for local groups and private parties. The Centre uses memberships to support the community with activities such as free swimming lessons, room hire, and facilities and toiletries for the homeless.
Everything Human Rights is a Leigh-based community group which aims to ensure that every person living in Wigan Borough feels welcome, promoting the wellbeing and integration of migrant ethnic minorities living in the area. The group was born from a combination of lived experiences and extensive research, observing those from diverse cultural backgrounds as they settle and build new lives locally.
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