FREEMOOVEMENT Community Health Programme

Our aim is to improve people's health and well-being and bring communities together by delivering free fitness sessions in local parks.

£480 raised of £5,400 target 9 %
18 supporters 21 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £5,400 is pledged by 3:30pm 15th October 2018

This project will only be funded if at least £5,400 is pledged by 3:30pm 15th October 2018

We are a group of local residents from Exeter who came together in May 2017 to take control of our health by meeting in our local park and exercising together.

Since that first day in May and due to the incredible uptake of our sessions, we formed a Community Interest Company and have expanded rapidly across the city. We now deliver free, volunteer-led sessions in 6 parks across Exeter. 

Our sessions are friendly, fun and inclusive for people of all ages, all abilities and from every part of the city. We actively encourage parents to bring their kids along to either take part in our sessions or just have fun in the park whilst their parents are exercising. This teaches children great lifelong lessons about being active and remaining healthy. 

Currently, we have reached the maximum capacity of our volunteers. Therefore, our aim is to recruit and train more volunteers to set up more parks to meet the growing demand for sessions.

On reaching the crowdfunding target with your help and support, we will:

  • Deliver 6-8 weeks of instructor-led sessions (including bespoke design, session plans, risk assessment etc.)
  • Offer volunteer training for 5 new community activators (YMCA L2 Award in Community Activation)
  • Buy new equipment for the 6 existing locations to ensure winter sessions remain fun and engaging (e.g. resistance bands, cones, mats etc.)
  • Look to expand our FREEMOOVEMENT sessions into more parks across Exeter! 

Our mission is to train, educate and inspire communities to use their local spaces "to benefit the health and well-being of their communities".

As a result of our regular sessions, communities will be more active and come closer together around a shared desire for health improvement whilst tackling modern-day health challenges such as social isolation, poor mental health and sedentary lifestyles.

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