The latest news and updates from Active Essex and our partners.

Inspirational basketball project doubles numbers at African youth club in Colchester

A community group which supports African families in Colchester has praised the “fantastic” success of a new Active Essex basketball project which has more than doubled the number of its youth club members. African Families in the UK (AFiUK) is a commu…

Five ways for Essex families to get active this half-term!

Families in Essex  are encouraged to get active this half term, as the Active Essex Foundation prepares to launch its 30:30 Essex challenge, encouraging residents to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days in the month of June. Regular…

Festival of fun and fitness coming soon to Thurrock

Women and girls in Thurrock are being invited to attend the first ever ‘Women Like Us’ festival being held on Saturday 22nd June between 10am and 1pm at the Civic Hall, Impulse Leisure, Grays. From Clubbercise, Pilates and racket sports, to cricket, he…

Bike to School Week, Healthy Eating and Child Safety

An important message for Essex schools from our Public Health and Healthy Schools Team Subject: Bike to School Week, Healthy Eating and Child Safety Date: June 2019 Issue: No. 6 The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service (ECFWS) supports children, fa…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Throughout Mental Health Awareness week (13-19 May 2019) we shared stories from our This Girl Can Essex and Essex All Together Ambassadors. The inspiring stories were based around how physical activity had helped their mental health. Please find the st…

Schools take inspiration from London marathon at Essex Cross Country Finals

Over 1,200 pupils from local primary schools competed at the Essex Cross Country Finals, which included running distances of 1000m and 1500m, held at Hadleigh Park. The finals celebrated some of Essex’s finest young distance runners and was delivered a…

Stepping Out – Walking event breaks records for carers in Essex

A new and exciting event for carers came to Essex in May and broke all national records for the number of people attending. The inaugural Stepping Out walk – outdoor adventures designed for carers and the people they care for – was held at the Basildon…

Inspirational fitness group helping more over-50s in Clacton get active

A free Tendring health group for people aged over 50 who want to get fitter and healthier has seen a dramatic rise in participants. More than 20 people now attend Let’s Keep Moving, a weekly community health group for Clacton residents aged over 50 who…

Essex, it’s time to get active with the 30:30 Essex challenge!

Essex residents are invited to kick start a healthier lifestyle by taking part in 30 minutes of physical activity every day in June. The campaign is run by the Active Essex Foundation – a charity that provides life-changing support to Essex communities…

Design Netball competition

Here at Active Essex we would like to thank all the schools that took part in our Design the Netball competition. With 55 days to go until the Essex Summer Games and 70 days until the Netball World Cup. The judging panel have decided to Highly Commend…

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