On Saturday 9th September 19 of our FIT Blackpool Graduates took part in the 3km Colour Run in aid of Trinity Hospice.
FIT Blackpool is a free 10-week weight management & healthy lifestyle programme which combines discussion led workshop sessions with physical activity circuit training. Throughout the programme participants are tasked and encouraged to increase their step count with a goal of maintaining that increase when they complete their 10 weeks.
Back in July when the latest programme ended, participants asked if we could arrange a celebration event. The Colour Run was a perfect opportunity and fabulous event to bring the FIT community together and have some fun whilst taking part in physical activity. Everyone had an amazing and very colourful time!
Alan took part in the Colour Run and afterwards said,
“Thanks Kim & Blackpool FC Community Trust for allowing us to do the Colour Run. I had a really good day, even if I did look like a multi coloured Smurf at the end of it (some of which still won’t come off!). It has definitely been one of my favourite Trinity Hospice charity runs so far.”
A second participant said,
“It was lovely to be given the opportunity to take part in the Colour Run with the Blackpool FC Community Trust Team. I have never taken part before, but I really enjoyed myself it was great to see everyone together having fun.”
Kim Veasey the FIT Blackpool programme lead said,
“It was amazing to see everyone come together from a number of programmes and have such a wonderful time for a great cause. It was a great event for everyone to meet new people, get some steps in and enjoy themselves. Collectively the group also managed to raise a huge £600 in sponsorship with the figure still rising. This was the first social event we have run as a team and following its success I am looking forward to planning more events for the future. We have a number of other physical activity sessions that participants attend weekly such as Circuit Training and Box FIT so it will be great to keep developing within the FIT Blackpool community.
To get involved and find out more about our FIT Blackpool programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01253 348691.