Walking Football Steve Barclay MP 1

Walking football, no strings badminton, table tennis, swim fit and village archery have been some of the fun activities put on in recent years by Active Fenland, after I lobbied the Chief Executive of Sport England in 2015 to help secure a £250,000 grant. This scheme has been such a success, that it is now set to go to the next level with a new programme now being launched following a £325,000 award to Fenland and Peterborough over the next 3 years.

The new programme is focussed on getting families as a whole more active rather than just one member of the family. A full-time development officer in each of Fenland and Peterborough and a part-time administrative at Living Sport will be part of the extra resource unlocked by this money.

As a Health Minister I see within the NHS a growing recognition of the benefit of families being active and healthy, rather than continuing to prescribe so many pills. This funding will enable us to build on local schemes such as the newly established park run in Whittlesey and the junior park run in Wisbech, which is great news for our area.

Why not have a go yourself, see their website for more info: http://www.newvisionfitness.co.uk/whats-on.html

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