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

Essex MPs meet with Fibromyalgia campaigner to improve local care

MPs from across Essex met with local Fibromyalgia campaigner, Billy Ray Mansell, to discuss what more can be done throughout the region to improve care for patients. Southend resident and fibromyalgia suffer, Billy Mansell, told MPs and NHS officials a…

Leah Lambert – February One in a Million

This months One in a Million celebrates the work of Leah Lambert who supports the Brentwood Tea Dance bringing together those with dementia for a cup of tea and dance to some much loved tunes.  Whilst the fortnightly meetings are aimed at those with de…

Inaugural Fitness Festival for Basildon women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first-ever Women Like Us Festival in Basildon which has been hailed as a success by organisers Active Essex. From BODYPUMP and Zumba to walking hockey and walking netball, the free festival offered ta…

WRIGHT Foundation – Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation course

This is a 5 day course taking place at Colchester Leisure world from 1st to 5th April and is delivered by experienced University lecturers and boasting the most comprehensive syllabus. The course is divided between theoretical knowledge and practical s…

Inaugural Fitness Festival for Halstead women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first-ever ‘Women Like Us Festival’ in Halstead. From karate and boot camp to walking football and netball, the free festival offered taster sessions for a range of activities and sports with the aim…

Inaugural Fitness Festival for Uttlesford women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at the first-ever ‘Women Like Us Festival’ in Uttlesford. From Zumba and aqua aerobics to yoga and netball, the free festival offered taster sessions for a range of activities and sports with the aim of enco…

Harlow Fitness Festival for women hailed a success

Women and girls enjoyed a fitness-filled day at Harlow’s ‘Women Like Us Festival’ which returned due to popular demand following last year’s successful debut. From yoga and Pilates to boxercise and circuit blast, the free festival offered taster sessio…

Make 2019 Your Year to Walk All Over Cancer

Sign up to Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer challenge and take 10,000 steps a day throughout March to raise vital funds to beat cancer Make 2019 your year to Walk All Over Cancer by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s 10,000 step challenge. If…

Getting those all-important sporting shots

A great photo can often make or break a sports story, so this month we caught up with Paul Starr of Essex based family firm Starr Photos to ask him about the challenges of creating great photos and film when the subject matter of your story is ‘on the…

Essex schools showcase sporting talent at Active Essex Winter Games 2019

Almost 700 pupils from primary and secondary schools across the county have been competing in a range of sporting activities during the Active Essex Winter School Games at the University of Essex and Colchester Garrison. The competition is open to both…

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