A Get Out Get Active catch-up with Nottingham
While we have been at home more, our partners have found creative ways to deliver Get Out Get Active (GOGA). We have been catching up with locality representatives regularly and hearing their impactful stories. Helen Derby, our GOGA England Programme Manager, recently caught up with Claudia Russell from Nottingham.
GOGA began in 2016 and is an exciting programme that supports disabled an non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. It is made possible by founding funder Spirit of 2012 and additional investment from Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust. All partners are focused on getting some of the UK’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.
It goes far beyond increasing activity levels. It strengthens community spirit, increases confidence and improves mental health. The programme increases the demand for, and the accessibility of, activities.
From 2020, thousands more inactive people across 21 locations will benefit from the latest investment. We are moving into the next phase of GOGA, after three fantastic years getting more people active.
Nottingham is continuing as a location in the second phase, helping other localities to learn from their success. Claudia is central to the activities across Nottingham. She has been supporting providers and participants throughout. During the first three years, they engaged over 4,300 participants in 1,910 activities. This included walking netball, boxing, couch to 5k activities, yoga and many more!
Helen and Claudia discussed how GOGA has changed perceptions and its impact on Nottingham City.
For further information on GOGA please visit the GOGA website here