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Last Wednesday, the 20th of February marked the halfway point of the first ‘Get Set to Go’ initiative in the Penwith area.
Get Set to Go aims to help not only by finding the physical activity that’s right for individuals, but also to help them stick at it for long enough to feel the physical, social and mental benefits of being active. The sessions so far have had great attendances with a variety of sports on offer from Netball, Walking Rugby, Dodgeball, Badminton, Rounders and Kwik Cricket. A huge thank you also to the polite and helpful staff at Penzance Leisure Centre for their support and assistance.
Jamie Tressider, Get Set to Go Project Officer commented:
The Get Set to Go sessions in Penzance have provided people with the perfect opportunity and platform to get active in their own community. The sessions are aimed at people who are having troubles with their mental health and by engaging in these activities amongst a group of peers has hugely help reduce their social isolation and improve their wellbeing. Sam and the Pirates players create the perfect environment for everyone to enjoy being active and the laughter and fun being had by all is what it’s all about!
Jo Boulton, Carrick Mind Project Co-ordinator added:
It is fantastic to see so many people enjoying getting more active to boost their mental health and wellbeing. One attendee told me that being part of the Get Set to Go programme has increased her confidence so much she has joined a tennis group independently. Some people attending have put themselves forward to become volunteers and peer supporters to help out with other programmes.
Everyone involved is looking forward to a great team day out when, in the Greene King IPA Championship, the Cornish Pirates play Jersey Reds at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, on Sunday 10th March.
For any questions or queries please contact Cornish Pirates’ Community Engagement Manager, Sam Teasdale – either by mobile 07889536861 or Email [email protected]
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