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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…

Charlotte Luck – April One in a Million

Charlotte is a mum of 2 who dedicates her spare time to helping ladies in her local community of Harwich. After her Nan, an outwardly fit woman suddenly passed away, Charlotte became determined not to follow down the same road of making poor lifestyle…

Coaching Week returns to help communities thrive

UK Coaching has confirmed that Coaching Week will return for 2019. This year, the awareness campaign – which empowers athletes, coaches and the general public to celebrate coaching – will showcase how great coaching creates the conditions for communiti…

New video to help healthcare professionals support disabled people to be active

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mh_Tuwt_PY Disabled people are currently the least active group in society, and twice as likely as non-disabled people to be physically inactive. Healthcare professionals are an important point of contact, and system of…

Colchester Fundraisers Network Group – Tuesday 21st May

Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 10.30am to 12.00pm Venue:  Boxted Village Hall, Cage Lane (adjacent to the King George playing field), Boxted Cross, CO4 5RE AGENDA   Item Time Lead 1 Welcome & Housekeeping 10:30 All Part I 2 Introduction to the Funders: ·…

Colchester Fundraisers Network Group – Tuesday 14th May

Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 10.30am to 12.00pm Venue:  Our Space Community Room, Greenfields Housing, Greenfields House, Charter Way, Braintree, CM77 8FG AGENDA   Item Time Lead 1 Welcome & Housekeeping 10:30 All Part I 2 Introduction to the Funders:…

Natalie & Terri – March One in a Million

Sisters Natalie and Terri grew up being very active; both black belts in Judo, both competing at county level and even representing Ireland in the World Championships. However, somehow over the years life got in the way and exercise and a healthy lifes…

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