The Keep Active Together team provided a varied diet of health and fitness opportunities during the year. The programme was flexible and responsive to suggestions from members of the community. By the end of December the project had already met its outcomes by providing 52 different activities with over 1,000 people attending the activities. Four members of the community have achieved Walk Leader certification, three have achieved Emergency First Aid at Work Training certification, four achieved Junior Jog Leader certification. Thirteen members of the community, including children, have achieved First Aid Awareness Training. One member of the community gained Mountain Bike Trail Leader certification, one has achieved Level 2 Fitness Instructor’s Certification, 1 person is undertaking Yoga Instructor Training and another has successfully achieved a Reflexology for Children course.
Not only have members of the community had the opportunity to gain new skills, others have had the opportunity to become sessional workers thus there has been an injection of income into these households. The community halls have also gained over £6,000 of income from the project. Due to the success of the project the Scottish Government invited the Trust to apply for a further one year of funding. The application was successful and the Trust was delighted when Beverley Hill, project officer, decided to remain in post to further develop this excellent service.
Since April the project has continued to provide health and wellbeing activities within the community providing these activities in Rosehall, Bonar Bridge and Ardgay.
The Keep Active Together Project (KAT) are delighted to announce that we have received further funding, from the Scottish Government People and Communities Fund, along with financial support from two Beinn Tharsuinn Windfarm funds. This will enable continuation of the Project until March 2018, bringing it into it’s third year of operation.
We will continue to deliver a varied range of weekly activities and events, suitable for all age groups. Please follow us on Facebook to discover the activities we have on offer. Your input is valuable to us, therefore, if you have any activities in mind, which are currently not on our timetable, please get in touch and we will do our very best to implement them.
For more information please contact Beverley Hill, Project Officer: