Jumpstart at Brandon House
Just over a year ago we supported Jane Rogers of JumpStartCIC to run after school fitness games for children from Brandon House aged 4 to 11 in the green space behind the flats. We knocked on the doors of the flats to get permission from residents, who gave us overwhelming agreement for the project. Sessions begin with a warm up and encourage teamwork, co- ordination, healthy eating, physical fitness and much more.
Whole families are involved and parents assist. Jane has since got funding to continue her work with the families and also to run an exercise class for the mums too. Jane was even approached by ITV to do some features on the classes she runs round the city.
We are pleased to have started this amazing project and remain involved and supportive. Jane and the families were a big part of our Fun Palace activities in October. The latest plan now is for volunteers from Goodgym to assist Brandon House residents to create a small garden round their new benches starting in January.
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