Funds for local charitable trust delivering benefits for local communities

A local charitable trust has benefited from fundraising efforts which means health classes will have more to offer to those living with long-term health conditions.

Since charitable trust, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, launched its fundraising initiative Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund, to raise money to invest in the health and wellbeing of local communities, it is successfully delivering additional equipment for health and wellbeing classes.

Now, participants of community-based health classes delivered in Oakley Community Centre will be able to take advantage of a new magnetic stationary bike thanks to fundraising efforts.

Health class participant, Colin Brown, tries out the new magnetic bike with health class instructor Val Castles at Active Option delivered in Oakley Community Centre.

As the operator of 14 sports and leisure facilities across Fife, the trust already invests all profits made back into its centres and programmes for the benefit of local communities – the Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund supports this by raising funds for the trust’s award-winning, self-funded health and wellbeing programme that supports people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, dementia, diabetes, COPD and cardiac incidents.

Leading on Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund, Fiona Prendergast, wellbeing and programming manager for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “Every time someone chooses to visit one of our centres or take out a membership programme, they are already making a difference by choosing us over a private gym. And now, our dedicated fundraising initiative, is helping to boost the amount we can invest back into the delivery of our health and wellbeing programme and people in Fife living with long-term health conditions.”

The trust’s health and wellbeing team of highly-qualified instructors, deliver 95 classes a week with 4,000 participants per month experiencing the health and wellbeing benefits from getting active, as well as meeting others who are living with similar conditions to their own.

Click here for further details on the Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund and health classes.