Back to Freemoovement!

by FREEMOOVEMENT UK CIC in Torquay, England, United Kingdom

£10,312

£15,000 stretch target 16 days left
103% 97 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 15th October 2021 at 2:56pm

Freemoovement's aim to remove barriers to being active and improve health by training volunteers to lead and inspire their communities.

by FREEMOOVEMENT UK CIC in Torquay, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we exceed our target we will deliver additional training courses for volunteers that want to up-skill and get more knowledge of First aid for mental health and community activators skills. 


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GET BACK TO FREEMOOVEMENT

Over the last 18 months, we have been able to keep communities active and connected due to the incredible passion shown by our volunteers.  However, we have reduced the number of activities and projects we deliver as we have focused on providing help to those in our community who needed it most. But now it's time to get Back to Freemoovement.

You can help Pay Forward the Power of Positivity, which is what Freemoovement is all about.  

Your donations will fund:

  • £5000.00 - Training 30 Volunteers in: YMCA L2 Community Activators, BC Ride leaders qualification and First Aid for Mental Health.   
  • £2000.00 - Buying new activity equipment for our sessions
  • £2000.00 - Funding project management and staffing fees
  • £1000.00 - Purchasing business licences and insurance

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Having tailored, accessible, community-focused activities which improve physical health and mental wellbeing, while additionally providing volunteer training and opportunities is now more vital than ever.

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IMPACT OF COVID-19

Like all organisations, we have suffered huge losses as a result of funding streams being channelled to other essential services, but we still need support  to keep Freemoovement moving forward and providing free and accessible activities for residents in Exeter and Torbay.

Over the past 18 months have adapted to support the health of our community. We have used our knowledge and skills to mobilise volunteers to support the most vulnerable in our society by:

  • Delivering weekly food and medical supplies to the shielding and vulnerable
  • Hosting weekly Zoom meetings bringing together community associations, faith groups, charities, health services and emergency response teams.   
  • Setting up a community larder
  • Delivering hot meals to the homeless a local hotel

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It has been an honour to be able to respond to our community needs but now it's time to get "BACK TO FREEMOOVEMENT" and rebuild our community health engagement and physical activity project.

OUR VISION

We want every community to be able to take control and responsibility for improving their physical health and mental well-being by engaging with each other in their local open spaces. 

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VOLUNTEER TRAINING

We want to train 30 volunteers who will engage and inspire their communities to get active, as YMCA level 2 Community Activators, British Cycling Ride leaders and Mental health First Aiders.

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Training volunteers is crucial to inspire confidence for those who, due to the pandemic, may still be anxious about getting out and active in group environments or aren't motivated to be active on their own. Throughout the pandemic, people’s physical and mental health has suffered dramatically. There has never been a more vital time to empower communities to take control of their health and support each other.

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FREEWHEELIN' SOCIAL BIKE RIDES

We also deliver social bike rides aimed at getting more people in the saddle and pedalling, exploring safe cycle routes around local cities and beyond, increasing sustainable travel options and confidence for residents. 

By training volunteers as ride leaders, we give people the motivation and confidence  to start or return to cycling, through gentle rides which revolve around fun activities and beautiful locations. 

By getting people cycling as part of daily life, this removes cars from the roads, reduces emissions in busy cities, improves health and means people can avoid public transport if they wish to.

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FIRST AID 4 MENTAL HEALTH  

Empowering supportive communities, your support will enable us to expand our training programme and make a bigger, more positive impact on mental health and potentially save lives.

We are all becoming more aware that mental health is just as important as physical health - even elite Olympic athletes are highlighting the issue - but how many of us know how to provide support, have healthy and reassuring conversations and signpost to suitable services if we encounter someone who may be suffering from mild to moderate conditions or in crisis.

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OUR IMPACT

More than just physical activity sessions, Freemoovement are the only community focused, health improvement organisation in the south west that train and up-skill volunteers to lead safe, effective, and enjoyable park-based fitness sessions and social bike rides which are accessible to all.

  • We remove barriers
  • We are socially inclusive
  • We up-skill community volunteers
  • We inspire positive behaviour change  

An example of our impact can be see in the below infographic which was created in  2019 - pre pandemic - this is why we need to get Back to Freemoovement!

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We do so much more than just provide exercise activities in local parks, and our incredible ripple effect of positivity washes up on the shore of many individuals and groups across Devon. We feel there are so many more people that could benefit from our project and everyone should have the same opportunities to access safe, fun, and enjoyable health improvement sessions on their doorstep. 

So please donate what you can and help us get Back to Freemoovement!

Thank you. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£45 or more

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Back to Freemoovement Hoodie

Back to Freemoovement branded hoodie

£3 or more

Choose a Choon

Get your favourite songs on the session playlist! We'll feature 3 of your absolute bangers at a session which will motivate us all to work out harder!

£5 or more

Get out of burpees free card

By pledging, you can pick an activity to skip during the session. Hate burpees? No problem! Dodge the dreaded duck walks? Deffo! You can pay to take that pain away.

£10 or more

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Freemoovement BUFF (Multifunctional headwear)

1 fully branded multifunctional headwear that can be used as a scarf, neck warmer, beanie, balaclava, facemask or headband.

£12 or more

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Outdoor Movie Experience (Individual ticket)

We are delighted to offer tickets to outdoor movies to be shown in local parks. We will be screening, courtesy of Filmbank Media, the classic that is Back to the future to keep in line with our Crowdfunding campaign and The Greatest Showman. These will be amazing evenings out under late evening sky. Gates open from 19.30 with movies screened from 20.15 or as soon as it's dark enough.

£15 or more

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Freemoovement Gym Bag

Organic cotton, fully branded Freemoovement gym bag, perfect for bringing your water and resistance band in to sessions.

£18 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Sports Towel

Perfect for mopping your brow or using as a mat to keep off the grass. Freemoovement logo and

£30 or more

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Outdoor Movie Experience (Family package)

We are delighted to offer tickets to outdoor movies to be shown in local parks. We will be screening, courtesy of Filmbank Media, the classic that is Back to the future to keep in line with our Crowdfunding campaign and The Greatest Showman. These will be amazing evenings out under late evening sky. Gates open from 19.30 with movies screened from 20.15 or as soon as it's dark enough. Family tickets are for two adults and two children.

£32 or more

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Back to Freemoovement T-shirt - Vest

Brand new 2021 T-shirt or vest with the new Back to Freemoovement design.

£70 or more

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Quilted Hoodie

All weather quilted hoodie suitable for all occasions

£80 or more

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Freemoovement all-weather jacket

Incredibly well made and durable all weather PlayLayer jacket with full freemoovement branding. Absolute essential for Autumn, Winter and Spring.

£125 or more

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First Aid 4 Mental health Course (Individual)

Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition and it's now more vital than ever we begin removing stigmas and get an educated understanding of the signs, symptoms and what support we can provide. This could be for ourselves, family members, friends or colleagues. This course is suitable for everyone, and has been designed to help community groups including sport clubs, create a positive mental health culture. Offered by NUCO Training.

£1,000 or more

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First Aid 4 mental health-Group Course (8 people)

Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition and it's now more vital than ever we begin removing stigmas and get an educated understanding of the signs, symptoms and what support we can provide. This could be for ourselves, family members, friends or colleagues. This course is suitable for everyone, and has been designed to help community groups including sport clubs, create a positive mental health culture. Offered by NUCO Training.

£2 or more

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One Mile Bakery Sourdough bread

We have been offered some of the most amazing Sourdough loaves from the local One Mile Bakery (OMB). The bakery has won multiple awards and accolades for their incredible products. Be sure to snap up the loaves at a 50% discount. They will go like hot cakes.

£15 or more

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Saddles and Paddles £20 Voucher

Courtesy of Saddles and paddles you can pick up £20 voucher for a discounted rate of £15. This can be used on there cycle hire, Paddle board or canoe experiences. https://www.sadpad.com/prices.html

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