Mid Devon Leisure Centres offering drop-in sessions to help support refugees
A series of Saturday sessions are being made available to refugee families from 29 October, with a session being held at each of the Councils leisure centres.
Mid Devon Leisure is working with CHAT to facilitate a host of activities to provide wellbeing benefits, including: fitness taster sessions, a variety of sports as well as tea, coffee and biscuits. The drop-ins will also provide an opportunity for attendees to network and support each other.
The sessions are:
- Saturday 29 October, 10:00-12:00 at Exe Valley Leisure Centre, Tiverton (Dance Studio)
- Saturday 5 November, 14:00-16:00 at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton (Main Hall)
- Saturday 19 November, 10:00-12:00 at Culm Valley Sports Centre, Cullompton (Main Hall)
Free second-hand fitness clothing and equipment will also be made available at each of the sessions, enabling everyone to get active and extending the active-life of clothing.
Councillor Dennis Knowles, Cabinet Member for Community Well Being, said:
“We’re proud to be working alongside CHAT to provide a scheme that brings much needed support to refugee and asylum seeker communities with the aim of looking after people’s wellbeing. Our sessions will provide a support network where people can find help and encouragement from new friends while enjoying the health and wellbeing benefits which come from exercise.”