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AFC FYLDE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION STRIKES DEAL WITH UNITED UTILITIES TO PROVIDE INCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES FOR 60 PLUS

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Pictured left to right: Phil O Donnell, Director of Cumbria and Lancashire CRC, a participant of the Positive Pathways programme and AFC Fylde Community Foundation Extender Services Officer, Charlie Hay

AFC Fylde Community Foundation is launching a new outreach programme to promote social inclusion to those aged over 60 in Preston and Kirkham.

Launching in July 2017, the twice-weekly sessions will be free to attend and are designed to improve physical wellbeing through gentle exercise.

Participants will be able to participate in a range of activities, such as boccia, table tennis, darts and yoga, from 10am to 12pm at Bay Tree Farm Community Centre, Ashton, PR2 1PG each Tuesday and 10am-12pm at Mill Farm Stadium, Kirkham and Wesham each Thursday.

The new programme has been made possible by a Community Fund supported by United Utilities, which has awarded £20,000 to the AFC Fylde Community Foundation to deliver outreach over the next two years.

The foundation’s Health and Wellbeing Team, led by Nathan Davies, will deliver the programme to enable up to 40 residents to access four hours of physical exercise each week.

United Utilities said: “We’re delighted to have played a part in this new outreach programme, which will have such a positive impact within our local community.”

Tom Hutton, director of community development at the AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “The health and wellbeing of the community is the number one priority for the foundation and we’re delighted to receive funding from partners, such as United Utilities, to help us to continue our work.

We have already seen success from similar schemes in Preston, where over 100 adults are engaged in social inclusion activities each week and we’re confident that the activities will prove popular with residents in Kirkham and Lytham too.”

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.

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