An exciting new community programme aimed at helping families work together through active play has been launched in Hull.
Social housing provider Sanctuary Housing’s What’s Your Game? programme will be running across the city and surrounding area until August 2022.
It is focused on supporting local families to find new ways to increase their daily and weekly physical activity.
Sanctuary is investing £250,000 in the scheme across four UK regions through its community investment fund, a figure that has been matched by Sport England’s Families Fund.
Ben Wood, Sanctuary’s locally appointed facilitator from project partner Child Dynamix, will be working with families and encouraging them to get fit and healthy by designing activities for themselves and their communities.
One activity that has already taken place is a successful cycling session, which was organised with the support of the People’s Project following feedback from local schools.
Ben said: “Over the months ahead I am really keen to build on this by getting out and about in Hull and meeting local people who really want to make a difference to their lifestyle and their local community.
“I would encourage any families interested in finding out more to get in touch with me.”
Sanctuary’s What’s Your Game? is a national programme aimed at reaching more than 600 families throughout the country.
Jane Windle-Hartshorn, Sanctuary’s Head of Community Investment, commented: “We want to get to know local families and work with them to help shape What’s Your Game? in Hull.
“Together with our local partner Child Dynamix and the community we hope to see families develop new ideas that they can enjoy taking part in. This funding can help make that happen.”
For more information about What’s Your Game? or to get involved, call Ben Wood on 07704327401.