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A Move More facility for healthy & active families

by Move More in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

A Move More facility for healthy & active families

£30

raised of £5,000 target
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This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

Develop a community activity facility, providing space, equipment and opportunities for families to connect and be active together

by Move More in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Why we do what we do

For the first time, it is predicted that our children’s generation will die 5 years younger than their parents due to inactivity. At Move More, we want to reverse this.


In the most deprived areas of Cheltenham, over one third of year 6 children are classed as overweight and almost one quarter are obese.

Furthermore, almost 60% of our children are not doing enough physical activity, based on Chief Medical Officer guidelines.

Screen time is increasing which means children sit more and 1 in 8 young people have a mental health condition.

For all of these reasons, we believe our work is critically important in helping create positive attitudes to being physically active. We hope that our impact will help keep children active for life.

 

How we work

Move More is an innovative, vibrant charity; we pride ourselves on being able to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families through sport and physical activity. We are experts in Physical Education, school sport and physical activity and therefore know the positive impact that sport and physical activity can have on children and their families. We therefore adopt a holistic approach, which means that we use PE, school sport and physical activity to make a meaningful difference to children's and families' physical and mental health, alongside their personal and social developments, to help them thrive in life. We deliver a range of interventions to children and their families which help to increase physical activity levels, encourage healthy eating and social inclusion. 

We work with children and families on a daily basis, whether that’s delivering activity camps in the community, supporting schools to engage more children and families in activity or running events and festivals to increase opportunities for children to be physically active. However, the statistics tell us that there is so much more we need to do. Your support will enable us to reach more children and make a difference to their lives.

Move More is an innovative, vibrant charity; we pride ourselves on being able to make a positive difference to the lives of children and their families through sport and physical activity. We are experts in Physical Education, school sport and physical activity and therefore know the positive impact that sport and physical activity can have on children and their families. We therefore adopt a holistic approach, which means that we use PE, school sport and physical activity to make a meaningful difference to children's and families' physical and mental health, alongside their personal and social developments, to help them thrive in life. We deliver a range of interventions to children and their families which help to increase physical activity levels, encourage healthy eating and social inclusion. 

We work with children and families on a daily basis, whether that’s delivering activity camps in the community, supporting schools to engage more children and families in activity or running events and festivals to increase opportunities for children to be physically active. However, the statistics tell us that there is so much more we need to do. Your support will enable us to reach more children and make a difference to their lives.

 Our experience tells us that to help children lead healthier, more active lives, we need to support those around them too. We also need to provide parents and children with alternative, informal opportunities to be physically active as we know that sport isn’t for everyone. By working with the whole family and providing fun and exciting opportunities to be active, we hope to generate a positive behaviour change alongside fostering a sense of community.

 

Why we need your help

We want every child, no matter their circumstances to experience and enjoy physical activity. We have made it our mission to instil a love of physical activity within all children, so they develop a life-long positive attitude to moving more. Some children don’t want to join a traditional club, so we want to provide a new facility where children can be active through play and take part in alternative physical activities. We want to create a space where families can be active together and where we can help educate parents and their children on healthy eating, by having the space to deliver healthy eating workshops, alongside physical activity.

As a team, we are committed to making a difference through the power of physical activity. 

 

Your support will enable us to continue our mission to raise the funds needed to transform a building into a physical activity hub for the local community. We want to create a safe, exciting and educational space for children and families to be active together. The project seeks to develop an existing space which will be available for the whole community to use; it will be accessible and affordable. We will be able to engage more children and families than we are currently able to, providing the space they need to gain confidence in taking part in physical activity. It will enable us to reach out to families where greatest health inequalities exist, or work with cohorts of children who don’t feel like they ‘fit in’ at a traditional sports club. Physical activity and healthy eating sessions will be delivered within the hub which will support families and communities to come together whilst increasing their resilience and contributing to improved mental and physical health. 

With your help, we can make a difference. We can help to give those five years back to our children.

Thank you for reading about us; to find out more, you can visit our website www.move-more.org

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£30 Thank You

To say thank you, we'd like to offer one free half day (for one child) at any of our activity camps during the school holidays.

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