Support Us

 

  Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund
Support your local community and feel great!

As the leading sports and leisure service provider in Fife, we’re not just focused on delivering the best gyms, fitness classes and membership programmes – we’re passionate about making a difference to local communities.

As a charitable trust, we reinvest profits back into our facilities and programmes so that our customers can enjoy the best quality and choice on offer.

But, it doesn’t stop there – over the past ten years, we have delivered a self-funded health and wellbeing programme that supports people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, dementia, diabetes, COPD and cardiac incidents.

Thanks to a dedicated team of highly-qualified instructors, we deliver 91 health classes a week, with 4000 participants attending classes to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits experienced by getting active, as well as meeting others who are living with similar conditions to their own.

 

So, how can you help?

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, with the launch of our dedicated fundraising initiative, we’re asking you to help us deliver our health and wellbeing programme further and directly help people in Fife living with long-term health conditions.

 

Where will the money be invested?

Funds raised will be used to support the health and wellbeing programme delivered in our centres and community-based venues by purchasing equipment, supporting specialist instructor training or helping to secure additional instructors.

 

Supporting the community is easy

Whether it’s a one-off donation, hosting or participating in a fund-raising event, your donation is just a click away from helping more people in your local community.  For details on how to donate, please email HealthWellbeing@fifeleisure.org.uk.

 

Forever Young

Jane Robertson, Coaltown of Balgonie

"After a short time, I began to enjoy the class and started to feel better – my health, my mood and motivation improved so much. I began to lose weight which was a real boost and it gave me the confidence to join a weight-loss programme. Active Options 2 has really helped my fitness levels and strength – it’s unbelievable. A week ago I was told by the cardiology team that I no longer need to take medication which was great news."

 

Conditioning

Chris Leivesley, Lumpinnans

"The diagnosis of Parkinson’s was a complete shock, it literally happened overnight. The instructors for both the classes I attend are fantastic, they are knowledgeable and motivational – I look forward to the classes every week. I feel so much better after the classes, the feel-good factor lasts for a while after. It’s not just the physical benefits I experience, I really like getting out and meeting other people who are experiencing similar issues – it’s a real boost to my morale and emotional wellbeing."

 

Joyce Kelly, High Valleyfield

"I’ve been coming to the café for around six weeks and love the interaction with others. It’s great that every week we have a different activity to try out - I enjoyed the exercise session and it does make you feel good."

 

Dance

Betty McIvor, Markinch

"I now come along the class once a week. I enjoy the company and I it helps to give me confidence in dealing with everyday life. All the instructors are really cheery and positive and make you feel great about yourself."

 

What your donations can buy

  • £30 funds an instructor to deliver a strength and balance session designed to help prevent falls and help people to remain as independent as possible in later life
  • £50 funds a social café for a week where people from the local community can come together helping prevent loneliness and social isolation
  • £40 buys a hand bike so that people who have limited use of their legs can improve their fitness
  • £100 buys thera bands for five classes to improve participant’s strength in order to carry out activities of daily living
  • £250 supports someone living with depression to receive 12 one-to-one physical activity sessions
  • £1800 buys a recumbent bike so that people who have had a stroke can enjoy the use of a bike
  • £17,000 funds a part-time instructor to deliver 10 group weekly physical activity sessions for one year to enable people to experience positive benefits to their physical and mental health

Thank you!

We’ll always keep fundraisers updated with the results of their efforts by showing where and how money raised is being spent with updates on our website and social media pages.