Women and girls in Hackney can sign up for free personal safety sessions aimed at building confidence and self-esteem.
Funded by Sanctuary Housing, the five-week course is being delivered by Sev Necati Training and is open to any female Hackney resident over the age of 14.
Offering women a fun and friendly way to keep fit and get involved in sport, the sessions will introduce them to vital self-defence techniques to enhance their personal safety.
There are 12 spaces available on the course, with sessions taking place at the Concorde Centre, in Kingsmead Way, between 6.30 and 8.30pm on Wednesdays starting on 13 March.
The sessions form part of Sanctuary’s wider Love Sport initiative, which is taking place in neighbourhoods around the country and aims to engage more than 2,250 residents in sport and fitness activities.
Toby Moore, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “Love Sport aims to help people get active and try new things.
“We’re delighted to be supporting these valuable classes, which will offer real health and wellbeing benefits for our residents in Hackney.”
Course leader Sev Necati added: “It’s important that all females can feel empowered in their everyday lives.
“These sessions will help them achieve that by building confidence and learning new skills in a fun and friendly environment.”
This project is part of Sanctuary’s Community Investment programme, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.